Marisa Noelle is available for school author visits for YR7 and upwards as well as career fairs.
Please find some information on what she can offer. Please email her at MarisaNoelle77@gmail.com to request advanced PDFs of first chapters to circulate to students and order forms. Please do get the kids excited about the books, as there is something very special about owning a signed copy. If you’re not sure what a school visit entails or how it wold benefit you, please have a look at The Society of Authors
1 – How to be an Author (with book signing) 45 minutes – 1 hour
The different paths to publication
Finding an agent
Finding a publisher
Traditional publishing versus small/indie presses
The Hybrid Author
Courses and developing your craft
The benefits of social media and finding your tribe
The extra bits – marketing and finance
2 – Creative Writing Workshops (with book signing) 45 minutes – 1 hour, please choose 3-4 topics
Creating a good hook & the inciting incident
Interrogating your character (want + need + strength + limitations), life-defining memories
Plotting versus Pantsing (writing a novel on the fly)
Pace & tension
Tropes and cliches
3 – The importance of addressing mental health problems in young adult literature (This focuses on The Shadow Keepers & with book signing) – 30 minutes
Marisa has lived with anxiety and OCD for over 20 years and all of her novels have some elements of mental health in them. In her teens, having struggled to find novels that deal with these issues that didn’t come across as preachy or as a self-help book, it is important to her to reflect how normal these conditions are within teens today.
This is more of a discussion session to talk about what mental health means, how teenagers feel about it and how it is reflected in the books they have read.
Please provide food & water!
Please email for a list.