Writing Made Easy with Particia Bernard
Legend of the Three Moons by Particia Bernard
The Lost Trail by Particia Bernard

COMMENTS FROM SCHOOLS

"This is a dynamic presentation, full of interest and encouragement. Children reacted with great pleasure during the entire session. She was a real inspiration."

Artarmon PS, NSW

"Great. Excellent. Fabulous. Funny. Inspiring. Superfun. Very Impressive!"

Gorokan PS, NSW

"Very enthusiastic. All children were held spellbound by Patricia's performance."

St Brendan's, Upper Hutt, NZ

"She was a dynamic performer, able to cater to all levels and sustain attention."

St Joseph's, Belmore, NSW

"We have already noticed the difference in the children. They want to write!"

Ryde East PS, NSW

Writing Made Easy

with Patricia Bernard

THE PERFORMER

Patricia Bernard has written 50 books for children. Her latest ten books published this year are ‘Legend of the Three Moons’, a fantasy for 11–15 year olds; ‘The Lost Tail’, a picture book set in Papua New Guinea and a complete 8 book SPARKLER SERIES set in Asia and the Pacific, soon to be published for BLAKE EDUCATION PUBLISHERS including ‘The Elephant That Wouldn’t Carry Tourists’ set in Cambodia and ‘The Paper Wish’ set in Japan. Patricia has travelled to 114 countries and uses everything she sees as inspiration for her books. Patricia’s first children’s book Riddle of the Trumpalar, written under the pseudonym of Judy Bernard Waite, has sold more than 100,000 copies.

THE PERFORMANCE

"PICTURES IN YOUR HEAD" - for Infant classes

Patricia explains how she includes neighbours, animals and her own children in stories, how to mix fact, fiction, fantasy and history to make an adventure and what tools a writer needs. She explains why writing is fun and better than watching television. Her talk covers titles, endings, cover art, a magic writer’s plan, which shows the children how easy it is to make a story. The session ends with the students’ involvement in a play called ‘The Book Factory’ and question time.

"WHO NEEDS AN ENDING?" - for Primary classes.

Using her books, Patricia covers the above “Pictures in your Head” as well as plot and character development, character scrap-books, storylines, first edit, second edit and how to send a manuscript to a publisher or competition. She explains how to write their own chapter book novel, how to draw a plan for their story and how to use margins, paragraphs and speech marks to expand their story. Question time.

HIGH SCHOOLS:

Special adult style programme including all the above and lots more.

BOOKS BY PATRICIA BERNARD

Sparkler Series – Blake Education:

• Has Anyone Seen My Chook – Kiribati Islands

• The Dancing Monkey - Indonesia
• The Elephant That Wouldn’t Carry Tourists - Cambodia

• The Paper Wish - Japan
• A Horse RaceTo Win A Motor Bike – Outer Mongolia

• The Lost Tea Tray – India
• The Special Birthday Present - China
• Grandmother’s Spectacles – Vietnam

 

Other Titles Include:
• Fords and Flying Machines • Aida’s Ghost • Snatched by Pirates
• Claw Of The Dragon • Temple Of Apis • Kangaroo Kids
• The Mask • Leon’s Legends • Outer Space Spy
• Stegosaur Stone • Monkey Hill Gold  
• Outcast Trilogy (Outcast, Punisher, Rule Changer)  

 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ASSESSMENT

Patricia Bernard is the well known author of the "Riddle of the Trumpalar" amongst others.

Her presentation includes how books are written and then published. A writing workshop is included

in the session. An energetic, humorous and extremely motivating performance.

SUITABILITY:
Years K-9
DURATION:
90 minutes
COST:
$3.50 + 35c gst
MIN PER SESSION:
$500.50 ($455 + $45.50 gst if less than 130 students)