Bill Myers has been writing children’s and teen books and speaking at schools for over 20 years. As a writer/director his work has won over 40 national and international awards including the C.S. Lewis Honor Award. His children books and videos include:
Bill also writes best selling and award winning adult books at the high school level.
Bill loves speaking at schools and has spoken to hundreds both nationally and internationally. Besides teaching writing workshops he also enjoys speaking at chapels. Letters of appreciation and references are available. Below is a published review from the inspirational book for teachers entitled, "Apples and Chalkdust #2" (#1 has sold about 350,000 copies). The author is Vicki Caruana and it is published in hardback by River Oak Publishing. Each two page nugget deals with inspirational thoughts, stories or anecdotes. Myers is the only nugget mentioned by name:
Bill Myers' willingness to learn and be open to new ideas has made him one of the most electrifying teachers. As a prolific author and film director, he is an obvious success. Less obvious but seemingly more important to him, is his success as a teacher. From the Sunday school classroom to a young writers' conference room, he imparts knowledge as if he is giving a gift. Each gift is carefully chosen, attractively wrapped and delivered with the anticipated excitment of the recipient. The gift itself is priceless advice form an expert craftsman. His generosity generates edge-of-their-seats enthusiasm in his students. Bill, who claims he himself has only about a five-minute attention span, can somehow hold the interest of thirty third-fifth-graders for hours! How does he do this? How can you do this? By loving what and who you teach so much that your students can't help but be mesmerized by you. Enthusiasm is contagious! And if enthusiasm leads to success, then ask yourself what your students are "catching" from you? If success breeds more success, how are you measuring yours? Bill Myers knows how to light a fire; he just touches his flame to his students' lives.
Fee: $950.00 per day (up to four sessions including a chapel talk and book signing) plus transportation and housing.