I would love to visit your school or library!
I give a presentation on both the writing and publishing process, including a Question & Answer session. I write for both children and teens and I used to work in children’s publishing, so I have a wide array of experiences to draw from.
I have also tutored children in creative writing, so I have a portfolio of fun writing activities, focusing on everything from character development to plotting to brainstorming.
If you’d like a specialized presentation, I’d be happy to work with you to come up with the right fit for your students.
how you can reach me!
Since reading aloud the first page of The Daring Escape of the Misfit Menagerie, my second grade students were hooked! They were so invested in the story and beloved characters that when I told them Mrs. Resnick would be visiting our school, they immediately started preparing for her arrival with letters and questions. It was such a joy watching my students bubbling with questions and comments about the story, and then seeing Mrs. Resnick return their enthusiasm, sharing special details about how she created the characters and about her writing process. By the end of her visit, all the students in my class wanted to be writers and were bursting with energy to begin writing their own fictional stories with animal characters. Mrs. Resnick’s visit sparked a love of writing in my students and I’m so appreciative that she was able to spend time with my second grade class!”
-Mrs. Gradwohl, teacher, Lynnewood Elementary, PA
The students have been telling me how much they enjoyed their time with Jacqueline. Her thoughtful presentation gave them an invaluable insider’s perspective on her book and the many steps involved in crafting it. It was especially inspiring to learn the ways she nurtures her imagination and applies it to her writing. One student already mentioned how she couldn’t believe she edits 4 times, each for a different purpose! Her time with them revealed many treasures that they will continue to learn from and understand in new ways as they grow as writers.
-Amy Martin, P.S. 116 Librarian, Manhattan
Fourth and fifth graders were very excited to meet Jacqueline. In the library, we had been book talking parts of her story, “The Daring Escape of the Misfit Menagerie.” After her presentation explaining the writing process, students each asked questions that Jacqueline took the time to answer in detail. One student commented, “She had a great smile and never took that smile off.” Students in later discussion commented, “Her book was amazing”, “The story was very heartwarming”, “We hope she visits again.” The day clearly was an inspiration for young authors.
-Mrs. Egger, St. Agnes School Librarian, West Chester, PA
Both my second and fourth grader eagerly looked forward to their weekly writing class with Jacqueline. She was terrific at helping them craft their stories, and they particularly loved writing their own books from start to finish with her as their final project. She works beautifully with kids.
-Julie, mom of students