Visiting Author for Schools: Beth Vrabel

Beth Vrabel

Monday, October 22 and Tuesday, October 23. (Beth will be visiting two schools EACH DAY: one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Please indicate your DATE and TIME OF DAY preference.)

Beth Vrabel

Beth Vrabel is the award-winning author of Caleb and KitA Blind Guide to Stinkville, A Blind Guide to Normal, and the Pack of Dorks series. She can't clap to the beat or be trusted around Nutella, but indulges in both often, much to the dismay of her family. She lives in Texas, in the Dallas area. 

ABOUT THE BOOKThe Reckless Club
From award-winning author Beth Vrabel comes a new middle-grade Reckless Club drama set in a old folks' home. On the last day of middle school, five kids who couldn't be more different commit separate pranks, each sure they won't be caught and they can't get in trouble. They're wrong. As punishment, they each have to volunteer one beautiful summer day -- the last one before school -- at Northbrook Retirement and Assisted Living Home, where they'll push creamed carrots into toothless mouths, perform the world's most pathetic skit in front of residents who won't remember it anyway, hold gnarled hands of peach fuzzed old ladies who relentlessly push hard candies, and somehow forge a bond with each other that has nothing to do with what they've done and everything to do with who they're becoming. All the action takes place in the course of this one day, with each chapter one hour of that day, as the five kids reveal what they've done, why they did it, and what they're going to do now.

Beth will discuss her journey as a writer, including how her stories are rooted in her own experiences—particularly cringe-worthy middle school moments. An emphasis on how grit, not talent, is integral to success. A breakdown of her writing process, with a focus on encouraging writers to follow their curiosity and to take the time to tell themselves the story first. An exclusive peek into the revisions and rewriting aspect to publishing. A Q&A opportunity for students to ask their questions about writing and publishing. 

Middle School; grades 6-8

As many as possible! (We'd like at least 50 students.)

Computer/laptop with PowerPoint, projector, projection screen, and microphone. The publisher will email the presentation in advance of Beth's visit, and she will also have it on a flash drive as a back-up. And, a bottle of water.

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Tattered Cover will design an order form that the school should distribute in advance of the author visit, and again on the day of the event to all student attendees. 

Link to share with students and their families to order Beth's books: Please make sure anyone ordering online includes the name of your school in the Notes section of the order and if they'd like to pick up the book from you at the school. Please DO NOT give a book to someone who says they ordered online unless they have the printed confirmation. PLEASE KEEP THIS! You'll need to include these confirmations when returning the leftover books so you won't be charged for them! If they do ask you for a book without a confirmation, just email us the name of the student and parent's name and we can check. DEADLINE: Online orders with SCHOOL PICK UP will only be available for one week after the school visit. Orders placed after that time will need to be picked up at one of our locations, or shipped.

The Reckless Club Cover Image
ISBN: 9780762490400
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Running Press Kids - October 2nd, 2018

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Caleb and Kit Cover Image
ISBN: 9780762462230
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Running Press Kids - September 12th, 2017

Pack of Dorks Cover Image
ISBN: 9781510701793
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Sky Pony - July 7th, 2015

Camp Dork (Pack of Dorks #2) Cover Image
Please email or write store for pricing and availability information.
ISBN: 9781510731455
Availability: Special Request - May Not Be Available
Published: Sky Pony - April 17th, 2018

Super Dorks (Pack of Dorks) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781510731448
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sky Pony - May 8th, 2018

A Blind Guide to Normal Cover Image
ISBN: 9781510727335
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Sky Pony - January 2nd, 2018

A Blind Guide to Stinkville Cover Image
ISBN: 9781510703827
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Sky Pony - August 9th, 2016

Bringing Me Back Cover Image
ISBN: 9781510725270
Availability: Warehouse Out of Stock - Available to Backorder
Published: Sky Pony - February 6th, 2018