Barbara Bush with Beatrice and husband Robert at President G.H.W. Bush Library

Hundreds of schools have welcomed Beatrice Gormley

Beatrice Gormley has visited elementary and middle schools in California, Oregon, Florida, Massachusetts, New York, and many states in between.

Beatrice signs books at Celebrate Children's Book Day, Sleepy Hollow, NY.

Author of thirty biographies and novels for young readers

Beatrice Gormley's books range from tales of fantasy in everyday life to biographies to historical fiction. These books are widely recommended on education reading lists - and by word of mouth among young readers!


Beatrice speaks at U. Mass., Dartmouth library

Beatrice Gormley has presented at

-The Barbara Bush Reading Discovery Program at the President G.H.W. Bush Library

-The King's College Reading Conference,
Wilkes-Barre, PA

-The Keystone State Reading Association Conference,
Hershey, PA

-"Journey Towards Literacy,"
SUNY Potsdam, NY

-Young Authors Conference,
Bridgewater, NJ

-The Bloomsburg University Reading Conference,
Bloomsburg, PA

-The Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association

as well as many public libraries and bookstores.

TV and newspaper interviews

Beatrice Gormley has appeared on C-Span 2's BookTV, Fox News, and a number of local TV shows about children's books. Interviews with her have appeared in the New York Times, the Boston Globe, and many other newspapers.

Author visit

Beatrice visits Central Massachusetts Christian Homeschoolers Co-0p

Invite Beatrice Gormley to your school

Author of many popular fiction and nonfiction books for young readers, Beatrice Gormley tells students the dramatic story of how she became a writer. Her warm, lively presentation:
-Excites students' interest in writing and reading.
-Demonstrates effective storytelling.
-Expands students' knowledge about book writing and publishing.
-Illustrates reaching a goal through persistence.

In the question and answer session, Beatrice Gormley guides the discussion to:
-Connect with children's own struggles and joys in writing.
-Emphasize working hard to write well.
-Show research methods.

Full day visit includes:
-Four sessions, 45 minutes each
-Grades 3,4,5,6
-Unlimited book-signing
-Pre-visit display materials

Westport Library children's librarian Linda Cunha invited Beatrice Gormley to the library to talk about her books Salome and Marie Curie.

Photo credit: Susan Branco

A teacher and parent describes a Beatrice Gormley visit

Everyone -- teachers, students, and PTO members -- were very pleased with Beatrice Gormley's visit to the Dartmouth Schools. The children are always fascinated to meet a real author and if prepared ahead of time can get a great deal out of the visit. Mrs. Gormley's presentation and her work also tie directly in with the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks in a number of areas particularly Language Arts, Social Studies, and the Arts. Biography is one of the areas included in the Frameworks and if the teachers know ahead of time that this visit is happening they can work it in with their own unit on biography.

One of the things that impressed me was how Mrs. Gormley validated for the children the importance of revision and rewriting. Most (if not all) children I have worked with dislike editing and rewriting their work. They often view it as an unnecessary chore their teachers have them perform as a torture! Mrs. Gormley brings in copies of her own manuscripts and shows the children how many times her editors have her rewrite a book. Wow! A real writer who is paid real money has to rewrite!

Margo Moore, parent and teacher
South Dartmouth, MA

Beatrice shows research to Berkley Middle Schoolers. It was Pajama Day!

Have You Read These Books?

A boy from Buenos Aires, now leader of the world's Catholics.
The inspiring story of a leader in the South African struggle for freedom.
The story of the first African-American president of the United States
Story of the author of Little Women.
A heroine of early aviation.
The presidents' wives, from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama.
Story of the author of the beloved Chronicles of Narnia.
The story of the author of the "Little House" books.
Two friends are pulled apart by pre-Revolutionary War tensions in Boston.
A novel of Mary Magdalene
One moment Adara is a landowner's privileged daughter; the next, she's a slave in a foreign noble's palace.
Fifth Grade Ebooks
Andrea orders wings through the mail--with a guarantee to fly.
Gretchen would do anything to be in the play . . .
Sequel to Fifth Grade Magic!
Chess tournament turned nightmare
Cats, friends, aliens: a hilarious mix!
What is a vratch? Richard doesn't know, but it's in danger . . .