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Author Visit: Please use the contact form below to book an author visit with Dr. Sontag. An order of ten books or more also comes with a free online visit to your classroom, and possibly a book discount from the publisher. Request the latest bulk order offerings when you send in your contact form.

Newsletter: Those wishing to sign up for Marie’s newsletter and receive a link to the audio of either California Trail Discovered, chapter 1-3, or The Bronze Dagger chapters 1-3 revised, click here.


Contact Dr. Sontag to book an author visit. Here is a list of student topics she has addressed.

  1. Inspiration and Motivation – How Do We Find Them?
    – Example of Ryan Murphy, Three-time Olympic gold medalist
    – What inspiration and motivation means, and how I find these for my writing
    – How students can find and maintain inspiration and motivation
  2. The Writing Process – Like Baking a Cake!
    – What’s involved in the fiction writing process
    – Personal writing-process examples
    – Tips for students when writing fiction
  3. Dreams Are Like Hard Boiled Eggs
    – How I pursued my childhood dream of becoming an author
    – Help students identify dreams they have
    – Motivate students to pursue their dreams