As a new author and illustrator I am incredibly excited to share my passion for making books with readers of all ages—especially books on sharks and elephants!
Each school or library visit begins by talking about my life as an artist and a non-fiction writer, and then goes through the steps of creating a story from start to finish—the idea, the hands-on research, the oh-so-scary first marks on the page, and the hundreds of labor-intensive hours it takes to complete the book—and concludes with a Q&A. My multi-media presentations include research footage for Neighborhood Sharks and/or How To Be An Elephant, along with behind the scenes videos, rough drafts, and sketches galore. The length and target grade level for my presentation is flexible and can be tailored to any school’s or library’s needs.
If you’d like to discuss setting up a visit to your school or library please use the form below. Thank you!
HOW TO BE AN ELEPHANT
What does it take for a baby African elephant to grow up on the savanna? Katherine Roy’s second nonfiction book from Roaring Brook / David Macaulay Studio.
How do San Francisco’s great white sharks hunt their favorite prey every fall? Katherine Roy’s author/illustrator debut from Roaring Brook / David Macaulay Studio.