Imagination Is A Superpower


Marty Kelley – Author and Illustrator




K-2, 3-5


At a Distance, Media Arts, Storytelling, Visual Arts


Creative Writing, Storytelling, Visual Arts


Virtual Visits –
Single Virtual Presentation: $225
30-35 minutes. Best when limited to one classroom per presentation.
Each Additional Virtual Presentation on the Same Day: $200
Book up to 4 virtual classroom presentations for your school on the same day.

In Person Visits –
In an effort to offer the best value to both small and large schools,
I offer two different pricing options for school day visits:
Single presentations – $495 per presentation
(strictly limited to a maximum of 125 students per presentation)
Full Day – $1,350
(up to 4 presentations per day, no maximum number of students per presentation)
Family/Evening Presentation – $550
(a 45 minute presentation appropriate for all ages)

Travel fees are available on my website.

Dates Available

I have no restrictions on dates. My current calendar is always available on my website.

Program Theme

Imagination Is A Superpower

Program Description

My presentations are fun, fast-paced explanations of how I create my books. Using a grade-appropriate interactive digital slide show, I explain the writing process from generating ideas to writing rough drafts and final copies. I emphasize the importance of all the revisions and editing I do to my work while creating it. I share rough drafts with the students and demonstrate why it’s so important to keep working and reworking the writing. I also show how I create the artwork for the books. I explain how the writing and illustrating processes are linked for me.

I share actual artwork from my books and end the presentation with a drawing demonstration using an audience volunteer as a model. I also discuss what it’s really like to be an author for a living and share top secret information about what authors do all day.




(603) 487-9918


7 East Lull Place
New Boston, NH

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