“Our students and staff are still talking about your presentations and books. The details our students have shared in reminiscing about your talks with them have been marvelous. Our teachers have also remarked about the quality of the content of your presentations with your focus on the writing process. I was so impressed with the manner in which you altered your presentations to fit the needs of each group that came in, tailoring your words, presentation slides, and even stage presence to reach each age group at their respective cognitive level. Thank you, thank you, and thank you!” ~Napoloeon Elementary School

“Linda Stanek was very personable with the kids and adults. She was so easy to talk to and to work with. I can’t wait to have her back!” ~ Lynchburgh-Clay Elementary School


“The author visit was a huge success for Circleville’s Elementary Schools!  It was amazing to observe the children’s excitement of learning new and interesting information such as how heavy an elephant tooth is.  What I liked as a teacher was the children’s once in a lifetime opportunity to be able to interact with the author and the props!  Really…how often are kids going to get the opportunity to see what a monkey biscuit looks like?” ~ Trent Roberts, Circleville City School,Circleville, Ohio


The hands-on, innovative workshops provide a great opportunity for additional writing experiences in the classroom. Linda supports students through meaningful and supportive writing experiences and with enthusiasm that spills over from a love of continuous learning through writing! ~ Kim Reynolds, Deer Run Elementary, Dublin, Ohio


Looking for a great author visit and one that meets Common Core standards? Look no further! Linda Stanek will engage your students and teachers with all fiction and nonfiction has to offer.

The whole group assembly captured our students’ interest and imagination with an engaging presentation full of  background information about researching and writing about animals. During the small group workshops, classes learned about the importance of writing both fiction and nonfiction in a highly creative way.

Teachers praised the author too, regarding the message about revising your work. Students loved relating puzzles to the writing process. The optional visit from the Columbus Zoo is a must to end your special day!  Teachers commented that this was the BEST author visit they had seen in years! I agree.  ~ Elizabeth Waltz, Heritage Elementary, Olentangy Local Schools


To schedule a visit, use the contact form on this site. Please write Author Visit in the subject line.

Some other schools I’ve spoken in:
  • Hawthorne Elementary ~Westerville
  • Helke Elementary~Vandalia
  • Adamsville Elementary~Tri-Valley
  • Heritage Elementary~Olentangy
  • Deer Run Elementary~Dublin
  • Cheshire Elementary~Olentangy
  • Alton Hall Elementary~Galloway
  • Napoleon Elementary~Napoleon
  • Fairbanks Elementary~Milford Center
  • Licking Heights South~Licking Hts
  • Pataskala Elementary`Pataskala
  • Binns Elementary~Columbus
  • Trinity Lutheran~Toledo
  • Hillsboro Elementary~Lynchburg
  • Violet Elementary~Pickerington
  • Northwest Elementary~Dermott
  • South Bloomfield Elementary~South Bloomfield
  • Ashville Elementary~Ashville
  • Horizon Science Academy~Columbus
  • Scioto Elementary~Commercial Point
  • Plain City Elementary~Plain City
  • Alum Creek~Lewis Center
  • Darby Creek~Hilliard
  • Beacon Elementary~Hillard
  • Brown Elementary~HIlliard
  • J.W. Reason~Hilliard
  • Big Walnut Elementary~Sunbury
  • International Academy~Columbus
  • Wapakoneta Elementary~Wapakoneta
  • Mapleton Elementary~Ashland
  • Darby Woods Elementary~Galloway
  • Barlow-Vincent Elementary~Vincent
  • Harrison Street Elementary~Sunbury
  • Immaculate Conception~Port Clinton
  • Holy Family Elementary~Parma
  • Olde Orchard Alternative Elementary~Columbus
  • Lincolnville, Van Wert
  • Maple Elementary~Chardon
  • Buckeye Valley West~Ostrander
  • Northfield Elementary~Northfield
  • Paulding Elementary~Paulding
  • Fort Recovery Elementary~Fort Recovery
  • Marion Elementary~Maria Stein
  • Jolly Tots Too Preschool~Columbus
  • Indian Springs Elementary~Olentangy
  • Freedom Trail Elementary~Olentangy
  • Como Elementary~Columbus
  • Belpre Elementary~Belpre
  • Austintown Elementary~Austintown
  • Boardman Elementary~Boardman
  • Pemberville Elementary~Pemberville
  • Liberty Union Elementary~Baltimore
  • Smith Elementary~Delaware
  • Mad River Elementary Schools
  • Riverdale Elementary~Mt. Blanchard
  • Circleville Elementary Schools
  • Hilltop Elementary~Beachwood
  • Scioto Ridge Elementary~Olentangy
  • Xenia Preschool~Xenia
  • Monroe Elementary~Jonathon Alder
  • Seaton Catholic School~Hudson
  • North Union Elementary~Richwood
  • Rockhill Elementary~Alliance
  • Hudstead Elementary~Springfield
  • Struthers Elementary~Struthers
  • Zane Trace Elementary~Chillocothe
  • Alum Creek Elementary~Olentangy
  • Marimor Elementary~Lima
  • South Bloomfield Elementary~Teays Valley