Rosie J. Pova, Children's Author, Presenter, Writing Instructor
Rosie J. Pova, Children's Author, Inspires Kids to Be their Best
Rosie J. Pova is a multi-published children's author, poet, and the founder of two children's writing contests―KWEST and Haiku Hype. She also works as a writing instructor in the Dallas Independent School District through the Writer's Garret.
Her latest picture book, Cybils Awards nominated, Sarah's Song, illustrated by Emma Allen, was the Kirkus Reviews Editors' pick in February 2018. Kirkus also called it "a heartwarming book." Sarah's Song book trailer won 3rd place at the North Texas Book Festival in 2018. Her other works include, If I Weren't with You (ages 4-8) which is on the SCBWI Official Recommended Reading List for TX/OK, and a humorous sci-fi middle grade novel titled, Hailey Queen Pranking Makes Perfect: The Alien Encounter (ages 8-12).
Rosie is passionate about writing in a manner that will impact her readers. She loves visiting schools to encourage children to read, write, get in touch with their creativity, and inspire them to dream big and follow their passions. Her author visits are fun, interactive, and educational.
The most important thing the author wants readers to gain from her books:
I'd like for my stories to move readers in some way, to be thought-provoking and uplifting.
Why the author is an authority on the subject of her books:
As a mother of three, a lifelong writer, and an author, I share my experiences, struggles, and feelings in my stories about things I've gone through as a child, as a creative, and as an immigrant. There have been lots of roadblocks and rejections in my journey, but my commitment to my dream has guided me though. I have great testimonials from teachers and librarians about my school presentations. I also work as a writing instructor in the Dallas district and have experience in the classroom. My main objective is to encourage kids to pursue their goals, believe in themselves and take positive action.
What can students and teachers expect? (Presentations vary according to grade level)
- Brief author introduction — my journey as an immigrant; fun facts about me (or tricks?)
- Bulgaria at a glance — geography, food etc.
- Songs, act out a story (older students: the writing process — from idea to first draft)
- Audience participation — Story time (for older students, read an excerpt from my novel)
- Literary devices overview— Higher level thinking; the making of a story (interactive); craft a short story together using literary devices; the need for and importance of revision
- Q & A
- Dream big inspiration
- U R a Star! ceremony (K-3)
- And much, much more!
I share writing tips, my journey to publication, what the best thing about being an author is, how to deal with rejection and why you should embrace it, how to stay positive and persevere, and what the power of words is, plus more.
Willing to travel
Immigration/ Immigration Law