L.M. Falcone

L.M. Falcone

Author
Toronto, ON
Awards

SILVER BIRCH AWARD (Winner, 2007)

DIAMOND WILLOW AWARD (Winner, 2007)

RED CEDAR AWARD (Winner, 2009)

DIAMOND WILLOW AWARD (Winner, 2011)

MYCRA AWARD (Commended, 2007)

MYCRA AWARD (Commended, 2008)

Genres

Early chapter books, Junior fiction (Ages 8-12)

Representation

RON ZOLLSHAN (KIRCHOFF WOHLBERG LITERARY)

Biography

Award-winning author, LM Falcone, loved mysteries so much she became a Private Investigator. When that career ended, she applied for a job as a fish plucker (not to be confused with chicken plucker). After being turned down she thought, Hmm, what will I do next? Become a writer! LM wrote for kid’s television shows such as The Littlest Hobo and Nickelodeon’s Are You Afraid of the Dark? followed by award-winning, scare-your-pants-off middle-grade chillers. Coming full circle, LM has gone back to her P.I. roots with a new, comedic kid-detective chapter book series, The Ghost and Max Monroe. Grab your magnifying glass and jump in!

 

Presentations
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MAX MONROE MYSTERIES

MAX MONROE MYSTERIES  (For Grades 2 – 4) 

Mysteries appeal to kids of every age. Who can resist ‘It was a dark and stormy night’? Mysteries are hugely popular with young readers. They love to solve puzzles, and nothing is more satisfying than the feeling they get when pieces finally start to fit and a picture begins to form. In my lively Max Monroe Mysteries presentation I focus on my comedic, kid detective series The Ghost and Max Monroe.

Students will be introduced to the mystery genre. Topics explored are:

Vocabulary (sleuth – alibi – motive etc)

Characters (detective – sidekick – suspects)

Elements of Writing a Mystery (crime – victim – clues etc.)

Interactive portion: Students will get to play a memory game and also solve a mini-mystery.

 

Specifics:

Maximum audience size: 3 classes (approximately 90 to 100 students)

Presentation requirements: Chalkboard or chart paper. A table to display my materials.

Book Sales: If requested, I'll bring along copies of my books to autograph and sell.

Presentation type: Reading

Recommended levels: Primary (1-3)

Fees: One session: $300 Two sessions: $500 Three sessions: $700

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SPOOK-A-LICIOUS!

SPOOK-A-LICIOUS!  (For Middle-Grades)

Four hot spooky books and a hit television series all get discussed and dissected in this fast-moving, interactive presentation. As a former television writer and now an author, I use videos, novels and comics to cover the many types of writing. Also in the presentation: Creating Juicy Problems/Fun Characters/Handy Tips/Research/ Brainstorming/Editing and Publishing. I read from my novels and talk about the importance of inspiration and imagination. My presentation runs one hour.

Presentation type: Reading

Recommended levels: Junior (4-6)

Fees: One session: $300 Two sessions: $500 Three sessions: $700 +km