Dee is happy to do free 15 minute Skype visits with classes, library groups and book club groups who are reading one of her books. She spends a few minutes talking about the story-writing process, then opens up the session for questions. Please contact her at deegarretson@gmail.com to schedule a time. Let her know which days and times would work best for your group, and what time zone you are located in.

Free Skype or phone Visits

Return to the Home page to find links leading to descriptions of each of Dee's books.

Boxcar Children Books Presentation

Dee is scheduling virtual visits for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year and both in-person and virtual visits for the 2021-2022 school year. The cost of a one 45 minute virtual session this school year is $80. Contact her at deegarretson@gmail.com for questions or to schedule. 

1st thru 3rd grade - How To Build a Story

Using one of the Boxcar Children books Dee has written, (teacher's choice, books listed below) Dee will discuss the difference between fiction and non-fiction, and then cover the building blocks of a fictional story: the characters, the setting, the plot, the conflict and the theme. She will also talk about her writing process, including research. Presentations for each grade level are slightly different, so they are both age-appropriate and meet learning objections for the particular grade. Dee is happy to discuss in advance any particular objectives the teacher would like her to emphasize so that she can customize the presentation.

THE ELECTION DAY DILEMMA

THE SLEEPY HOLLOW MYSTERY

THE SEA TURTLE MYSTERY

JOURNEY ON A RUNAWAY TRAIN

THE CLUE IN THE PAPYRUS SCROLL

THE DETOUR OF THE ELEPHANTS

More information about each book can be found 

A free Boxcar Children Write a Story Starter handout is available for download or click to see an online version  here.