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A lot of speakers who’d happily get up in front of a thousand-person audience start getting the shakes at the thought of speaking to children or (gulp) teens. Fortunately, we have child-and-teen author Robin Stevenson here to share her experience speaking in front of countless school auditoriums and classrooms. She’ll tell us how you can keep your next young audience rapt from beginning to end.

Robin Stevenson headshotAbout my guest: Robin Stevenson is the award-winning author of 25 books of fiction and nonfiction for kids and teen, including the Stonewall Honor book Pride: Celebrating Diversity and Community. Robin speaks to groups of all sizes and all ages, from librarians and teachers, to aspiring writers — but she particularly enjoys presenting to kids and teens and has visited hundreds of schools all across Canada. She lives on Vancouver Island with her family.

Links: You can find Robin on the web ( and on Twitter (

Here are some of Robin’s latest books:

Music: Theme: “Good Times” by Podington Bear (

Incidental music by Lee Rosevere ( including “Where Was I” and “Thought Bubbles.” Used under a Creative Commons license.

Photo: Roksolana Zasiadko on Unsplash