School & Library Visits/ Press Kit

Official Bio:

Estelle Laure is the author of the critically-acclaimed This Raging Light and other books for young people, including the forthcoming  Mayhem (St. Martin’s Press/Wednesday Books 2020) and Remember Me (St. Martin’s/Wednesday Books 2021). She holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and in addition to writing her own books, is an editorial consultant, copywriter, and writing coach. She is usually to be found under either a cat, a dog, or a child. She lives in Taos, New Mexico with her family.

Official Head Shots:

School Visits

Estelle loves school visits. As an educator, an author, and someone who remembers childhood very well, she knows how to keep presentations dynamic and meaningful, and how to share information and passion without playing sage on the stage. She works with both middle school and high school.

Presentations include:

-How Reading Can Save Your Life

-The Zig-Zaggy Journey to Your Destiny

-Finding Your Story (Workshop)

-Understanding Publishing

Estelle is more than happy to work with school to find a presentation that works, and will reduce or waive her fee for schools based on need.

She has proudly presented at the following schools:

Taos Academy (Taos, NM)

Central High School (Little Rock, Arkansas)

Morpeth School (London, UK)

Longmont High School (Longmont, Colorado)

Excel Academy (Denver, Colorado)

Nonsuch School for Girls (London, UK)

Appearances:

-ALA (San Francisco)

-TLA (Houston)

-BEA (NYC)

-Tucson Book Festival (Tucson)

-Little Rock Book Festival (Little Rock)

-Colorado Book Con (Denver)

-SCBWI California (Weekend Intensive Retreat)

-Taos Writers Conference, July 2019 (Taos)

-YA-Hoo Festival, September 2019 (Chattanooga)

Panel Topics Covered:

Voice, Complicated Family Dynamics, Writing the Authentic Teen, BEA Buzz Book Panel, Magical Realism, Crafting Authentic Magical Elements.