Besides being the author of a range of stories for children, Casey is a library branch assistant experienced in running programs for both elementary and high-school-aged students. Casey aims to entertain and inform while leaving her audience excited about creating their own stories.
TEACHERS: If you are reading one of Casey's middle grade novels with your class, please reach out via the Contact page. Casey has a limited number of free virtual sessions available (20 minute video chat Q&As) and even if she can't fit you in for one of those, she will always send you a class set of book swag for your students.
Important note: Casey is also a member of The Writers' Union of Canada. Any school or library that books her for a visit may apply for additional funding to assist with payment.
"Casey’s presentation was an absolute delight and so engaging for the over 150 students that came to see her! She shared her own story of perseverance in chasing her dream of writing stories and was so personable with the students answering all of their many questions with humour and respect. Casey’s story writing exercise provided the audience with an excellent example of developing their own story. Truly an inspiration to inspiring authors young and old. Thank you!"
- Peggy Cline, Children’s Programing Coordinator, Grimsby Public Library
"It was an absolute delight to host Casey in our communities. We worked with Casey to coordinate a tour of ten libraries and schools and give presentations to 1,500 students over five days. Students, teachers, and libraries were over-the-moon with her engaging, informative, and cheeky presentations. Not only did she discuss her books but she actually inspired the students about storytelling and gave them a picture of what it looks like to build a story and edit. Some students brought books, and Casey made a point of speaking with each student who brought a book to sign. She is a superstar."
- Rachel Burke, Events Specialist, Fraser Valley Regional Library (FVRL Reading Link Challenge)
“Casey’s visit delighted and enriched the minds of our youngest students. Her relatable style engaged them in a discussion about her journey as a writer, and they were fascinated by examples of her work as a young child. Casey guided our students through the development of a story they could call their own. Her presentation was tailored to maximize audience participation, and students and teachers alike were enthusiastic about her visit from the far-off land of Canada!”
- Dawn A. Gillette, M.Ed., Assistant Head of School, Elk Hill Charlottesville School