won a Rotary fellowship to study art in Exeter, England
Mary Ann Fraser Author and Illustrator
Recent Titles Heebie-Jeebie Jamboree (Boyds Mills Press), Ogg and Bob Meet Mammoth, Ogg and Bob Life with Mammoth (Marshall Cavendish/Amazon), Pet Shop Follies, Pet Shop Lullaby (Boyds Mills Press), I.Q. Gets Fit, Mermaid Sister (Walker Books)
Presentations As an author and illustrator, Mary Ann is able to offer lively and engaging presentations designed to inspire and inform. From keynotes to workshops, large conferences to intimate classroom visits, she can adapt to audiences of all sizes and cover a range of topics related to the process of creating books for children.
COOKING UP A STORY- The audience becomes part of the process as Mary Ann demonstrates through sketches how to take the basic ingredients of a story and whip up a tasty and satsfying tale.
PICTURE THIS - A lively look behind-the-scenes at storyboarding and the steps involved in creating pictures to go with words.
Accolades "Thank you for the ‘high-energy level’ talks. I’ve requested a repeat visit!"
"We certainly have a clearer picture of the process involved in publishing a children’s book. Your illustrations are wonderful!"
"We have had a number of guests throughout the years, but I feel that your presentation was most valuable in encouraging our young authors and artists"
"Your presentation was great! It's nice hearing from the real world....It reminded me of all I should present to students to make reading for understanding happen."