Wednesday, December 16, 2009

How to Skype an Author

I have enjoyed much time in the classroom both as a teacher and a student, but the most fun times are when I’m able to visit a class as an author. I have written twelve stories and compiled them into a book titled The Sid Series ~ A Collection of Holistic Stories for Children. I’m hoping for opportunities to visit more classroom and share my stories with kindergarten through 2nd grade students; and now I’ve found a way to do just that without even leaving my home. Love it!

Thanks to Skype an Author Network, I can sit in front of my computer with my video camera and speak live to boys and girls anywhere on earth! All the teacher needs is a computer that has Skype’s free software that can be downloaded at . If you are an author who wants to do a virtual classroom visit, go ahead and sign up on Skype an Author. It’s free and you could actually be paid for speaking to groups via Skype. Librarians can fine author resources to help kids get into reading books. Publishers who are looking for inexpensive ways to help their authors of K-12 books find classroom engagements will love this tool. Isn’t technology wonderful?

If the topic of my book interests you and you would like to learn more about having me visit your classroom, check out

Inspired by adventures I’ve had with my first-born grandson named Sidney, each story in The Sid Series (ISBN: 9780982572207) focuses on skills such as overcoming fear, being environmentally conscious, helping others, being true to one’s self, and following inner guidance. This collection of body-mind-spirit stories highlights unique lessons about love, acceptance, self-worth, caring for the body, diversity, facing fears, dealing with change, experiencing the death of a pet, using spiritual gifts, and psychic experiences today’s children exhibit. There’s even a book about recycling that alludes toward organ donation.

The titles of the stories in The Sid Series are as follows:

Sid’s Fairy ~ Learning about Inner Guidance

A Stormy Adventure ~ Facing the Fear of Storms

The Pirate’s Treasure ~ Finding Treasure Within

You Can Be! ~ Understanding Destiny and Making Choices

Ask Your Body ~ Understanding the Body’s Needs

A Ghost in My Closet ~ Communicating with Angels

A Powerful Potion ~ The Power of Imagination

My Friend’s Skin ~ Accepting and Appreciating Diversity

Puppy Love ~ Dealing with the Death of a Pet

Old Things New ~ Learning About Recycling

Always Be Honest ~ Learning to Tell the Truth

Making Room for Brother ~ Coping with Family Changes

If you would like to read inside my book, please visit


Yvonne Perry is a freelance writer and editor, award-winning bestselling author, podcast host, blogger extraordinaire, newsletter publisher, Internet marketing guru, and an outstanding keynote speaker. She is a graduate of American Institute of Holistic Theology where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Metaphysics.


DrVoIp said...

Hi Perry,

thanks for letting me know that there is some thing called Skype an Author Network, i never knew this existed

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Okay, now that is really cool!

Barbara Techel said...

I agree with all your thoughts on Skype, Yvonne. I think this is such a win-win-win-win situation for schools, teachers, kids and authors (that is why I used 4 wins!). The world of learning and discovery is right at everyone's finger tips!

Barbara Techel
Author of Frankie, the Walk ‘N Roll Dog Book Series
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Yvonne Perry said...

I appreciate all your comments. It lets me know people are interested in my blog theme. If there is a writing-, publishing-, book marketing-related topic you would like more information about, just let me know and I'll do my best to present it here.