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A visit from an author can be a momentous event in your child’s school life; one they might remember for years to come; one that could very well inspire a child to want to read and maybe even to write. Wouldn’t that be a happy ending?

I’m grateful for the chance to read to the young people I write for. It’s one of my favorite things in the world. I’ve visited over 15,000 young people in schools, hospitals, and libraries around the world spreading the message that Fairytales are real and we all have the power to create our own Happy Endings.

Raise your hand if you believe in Magic!

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In-Person Visits

If I’m visiting a school, I like to spend the whole day there, talking and reading to as many students as possible, every period, including a special Author’s Lunch


And I offer a Workshop: How To Tell A Simple Story


I’m always happy to visit hospitals, libraries, bookstores, after-school programs, community events, or boys and girls clubs – I’m grateful for the opportunity to support you.


"For the past 8 years, I've had the pleasure of having Marc Clark work with my students both in the classroom and on ZOOM conferences. I highly recommend Marc for any endeavor working and challenging students to use their imagination, thinking outside of the box, and learning new techniques to create stories."
Angela Bronson ~ Balboa Gifted/High Ability Magnet Elementary School


Virtual Visits

I really missed in-person visits during Covid and I was so grateful that teachers and librarians arranged Zoom visits. If you’d like to schedule a virtual visit, I’d be happy to join your class for a half-hour or so.


“Today’s Zoom Meeting was absolutely wonderful. The children and I were so engaged, captivated, and appreciated your insights and read aloud. Thank you for being so gracious and supportive with your time. Your heart and message as an author speaks loud and clear to the next generation of Jr. Authors. Thank you again, Marc, for your time with my class. It was inspiring!”
Dante Palmieri, Balboa Gifted Magnet

Wokshop & Lunch

Workshop: How to Tell a Simple Story

This is a rare opportunity to give young people a skill in writing they can use for the rest of their lives.

I’ll take students through the four steps needed to tell a simple story. Then I’ll work with the class and go through each step, and in the end, the children will have created an outline for their very own simple story.

“Marc Clark has a way of tapping into students' imaginations. His storytelling workshop teaches important elements of narrative while keeping kids engaged and thinking outside the box.”
Mrs. Yonemura, Hesby Oaks Leadership Charter School


Author's Lunch

This is an extraordinary event for young readers and writers. Teachers choose 1 or 2 students from each class I visit throughout the day to have lunch with me in the library or quiet setting and we talk about what they’re writing and what they’re reading. I’ll share some writing secrets and seek advice on some of the new stories I'm creating.

Author's Lunch
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