What People Are Saying

“If you want an engaging, fun author visit for your students, Nancy Viau is for you! She has rhyme, rhythm, and movement incorporated into her program which keeps the students on their toes and eager to see what will happen next! No matter which book she features, the children will be entertained!”
~ Michelle Maddox, Media Specialist, Yulee Primary, Fernandina Beach, FL

“We so appreciate your flexibility and efforts; your presentations were perfectly paced and your stories and advice to the students was professional, appropriate, and inspiring. I can’t wait to hear the feedback from the students this week!”
~ Carol Lange, Teacher Librarian, Applegarth School, Monroe Township, NJ

“Your program was a perfect match for our students. The students enjoyed the way you shared your path to becoming an author through your personal anecdotes and photos.  Taking the mystery out of the endeavor by modeling the interactions an author has with her editor, you made the writing process accessible to all students. The program had just the right mix of student participation to connect students with the themes of your books.  Lastly, your upbeat, fun-loving nature was a natural magnet for our students.”
~ Karl Mundi, Principal, Cozy Lake & Milton Schools, Oak Ridge, NJ

“I loved your energy and enthusiasm, and your presentation kept my students engaged! I hope to see you again!”
~ Jen Strawley, 4th Grade Teacher, Chestnutwold Elementary, Ardmore, PA

“As soon as you were finished your program, three teachers came up to me and said ‘everything was perfect!’ Such a positive experience. You know what teachers want!”
~ Janis Gansert, Chief School Administrator, Woodbury Heights Elementary School, Woodbury Heights, NJ

“Author Nancy Viau came and spoke with the Sandman students today and it was AMAZING! The students learned that many of the writing concepts and strategies they are learning she also uses when writing her books. Thanks so much Nancy Viau!”
~ Van Cathcart, Principal, Charles W. Sandman Consolidated School, Cape May, NJ

“We had a great author visit today! The presentations were wonderful and the kids were so receptive. Already we had so much great feedback from the staff. Thank you!”
~ Joann Patton, Media Specialist, Adelphia School, Freehold, NJ

“The kids loved your presentation! It was amazing! You really were wonderful, wonderful, wonderful, and I’m so excited the kids got to meet you.”
~ Theresa Wordelman, Librarian, Jeffrey Clark School, Mantua, NJ

“You were VERY energetic and hilarious.”
~ Kody, 5th grader

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“Great day of learning, reading, and writing!”
~ Jen Greene, 4th Grade Teacher, Penn Wood Elementary, West Chester, PA

~ Terry Kerick, Media Specialist, Lynnewood Elementary, Havertown, PA

“WOW!! You are so wonderful! We LOVED, LOVED, LOVED your visit today!”
~ Ms. Temple, 2nd Grade Teacher, Cool Spring Elementary, Leesburg, VA

“The children REALLY enjoyed their story time with you!”
~ Gina Meinl, Youth Services Librarian, Kaltreider-Benfer Library, York, PA

“That was wonderful! You are a GREAT teacher! Our children are inspired
to write about their experiences with expression. Onomatopoeia power!!”
~ Yvonne Dungee, Media Specialist, Langdon Elementary, Washington, DC

“Nancy Viau is magical with children! She is a talented author who creatively shares her writing craft as she engages the imagination of young students. The staff and students enjoyed her presentations tremendously!”Malvern School
~ Cheryl Martin, Literacy Support Teacher, Brittingham Elementary School, Milton, DE

“Thank you for your author visit. The things you taught us were funny and ridiculous.”
~ Ancony, 4th Grader

“Nancy Viau came to Glenelg Country School and captivated students from Kindergarten through 5th grade. She entertained both students and faculty as she presented the process of writing and editing each of her books, explaining how she gathers ideas, focusing on the use of onomatopoeia and action verbs, and puts them together to create her stories. She brought along colorful props and involved students in the fun activity of role-playing the editors and publishers who helped her along the way. By the end of her presentation, she had inspired all students to look for ideas in the world around them, write them down, and create their own stories. Students and faculty of Glenelg Country School are so grateful to have had Nancy Viau cast her magical spell upon them.”
~ Judi Hays, School Librarian, Glenelg Country School, Ellicott City, MD

“It was great having you visit Miss Baker’s classroom in addition to the literacy event! You are terrific! Thanks so much for giving your time to spend with the children and encouraging them to love reading. It’s been a wonderful few days.”
~ Karen Woodeshick, Literacy Coach, West Chester, PA

“Nancy visited two schools and met with students from first through sixth grades. She tailored her presentation for the different grade levels, discussing her life, how she does her writing, and the elements of a great story, intertwining the three into a seamless and entertaining hour. The students were completely engaged and enthusiastic. In the weeks since Nancy’s visit, teachers have commented that Nancy’s writing tips were right on target. I highly recommend Nancy Viau!”
~ Karen DeFrank, District Librarian, Glassboro, NJ

“Thank you so much for coming to our classroom and teaching us awesome things. You are THE BEST! I loved the beach ball Write Away! game that you did!”
~ Avery, 4th Grader

“Will you please come back again tomorrow?”
~ José, 3rd Grader

“The students and staff of Brooke Elementary School truly enjoyed your visit. The teachers were thrilled with the wonderful rapport you established with the students and the students loved the stories you shared. Thanks again for the wonderful day!”
~ Marilyn Nepps, Reading Specialist, Royersford, PA

“It was awesome!” ~ Maddie, 3rd Grader

“That was the best writing workshop for second graders I have ever seen!”
~ 2nd Grade Teacher, Chatham Park Elementary, Havertown, PA

“Thank you for spending the day with the students, and participating in our evening program. One of the 4th graders said they wrote about your book on the NJ ASK test! You were definitely a hit and made an impact. We can’t wait to have you come back!”
~ Linda Downing, Principal, East Dover Elementary, Toms River, NJ

“The children loved your stories as well as the chance to become writers themselves. You were fabulous!”
~ Shannon Klick, Teacher, Coopertown Elementary, Bryn Mawr, PA

“You are better than TV.”
~Bryan, Kindergartener

“There has been such a great response to the Creative Writing Club! Twenty-five kids come in excited and ready to go and don’t want to leave when the hour is up. Nancy does a wonderful job engaging them in the weekly topics and encouraging them to foster their creativity. I could not be happier with the results of this program. We’re going to keep the writing going by starting a club that meets monthly.”
~ Kellie Maiorana, Children’s Librarian, Cape May County Library, Cape May Court House, NJ

“We can’t wait to have Nancy return and do another series of writing workshops!”
~ Kit Little, Marketing Director, Towne Book Center & Café, Collegeville, PA

“Your Skype visit was an amazing experience and definitely a highlight of our school year.”
~ Holly Quaratella, Library/Media Specialist, Aitken School, MA

“Nancy delights the students with a warm smile and a very directed, hour-long writing lesson. Her experience as an author, professional freelance writer, and a teacher make her the perfect speaker.”
~ MaryBeth Lauer, Director of the Young Writers Day Program, Haverford, PA

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