DATE OF SCHOOL VISIT
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Susan Cunningham lives in the Colorado Rocky Mountains with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys science nearly as much as writing: she’s traveled to the bottom of the ocean via submarine to observe life at hydrothermal vents, camped out on an island of birds to study tern behavior, and now spends time in an office analyzing data on wool apparel. She blogs about writing and science.
ABOUT THE BOOK: Crow Flight
Gin trusts logic a little too much. She even designs programs to decide what to eat and how to spend her time. All that changes when she’s paired with a new transfer student, Felix, on a computer modeling assignment to explain certain anomalies in the behavior of crows. As she enters Felix’s world and digs further into the data behind crow behavior, Gin uncovers a terrible secret. And the wrong decision could equal disaster squared…
LENGTH & TOPIC OF PRESENTATION
45 minutes, plus booksigning. In her talk "From Science to Storytelling," Susan shares how her adventures in science fuel her novels. She shares her favorite writing tips (including 'a little at a time,' and 'make rejection the goal') and gives insight to the science behind CROW FLIGHT, touching on the incredible intelligence of crows and the fascinating world of computer modeling.
Susan can tailor her presentation to the needs of the school. Other topics include: Crafting the Creative College Essay; Exploring Flocking Behavior with NetLogo.
SCHOOL TYPE & GRADES
Middle school and High school; Grades 7-12
DESIRED # OF STUDENTS
20 students or more.
Computer/laptop with PowerPoint, projector, projector screen, microphone if more than 30 students. Bottle of water.
HASHTAGS AND SOCIAL MEDIA
#susancunningham #crowflight #tatteredcover
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.
ONLINE ORDERING LINK
Link to share with students and their families to order Susan's books: https://www.tatteredcover.com/book-list-susan-cunningham
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.