Molly has spoken at schools, universities, summer camps, book fairs, literary festivals, bookstores, libraries, and special events. She is also available to speak via video chat! Her talks range from fighting writer's block to teaching literature to the publishing industry to LGBTQIA+ characters to understanding Shakespeare. She is happy to tailor her focus for your needs.
If you're interested in having Molly speak to your classroom or organization, please fill out this contact form. You can also get in touch with Disney Hyperion publishing house. Photos and testimonials from Molly's recent visits are available below!
Recent events and visits include:
Portsmouth Middle School
New York City Teen Author Festival
Sacramento New Technology High School
The Brattleboro Literary Festival
Bunker Hill Community College
Thalia Book Club Camp
Christine Baker, high school English teacher in
"Molly visited my two English 9 courses via Skype in order to discuss her books, her writing process, and the Hero's Journey. What my students learned from this conversation was so much more than I could have ever imagined. Yes, they walked away with tips for how to construct a better story, but they also walked away with really awesome life advice. So many of them told me later that they loved how she answered the question "How do you deal with the criticism you get about your writing?" She first laughed and then told them that she doesn't listen to the haters. Rather, she focuses on the "three-star review," those who liked what she had to write, but also have constructive criticism in order to make that writing better. This type of advice--especially for a ninth grader--is life-changing. I've seen them walk around with more confidence about themselves and their work. Thank you, Molly! I can't wait to have you visit with my classes in the future!"
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Molly's visit to the Thalia Book Club Camp at
Symphony Space in NYC
Erica Cantley, high school English teacher in Bryn Athyn, PA
"Thank you so much for Skyping in with my group of students who chose to read SAVING HAMLET as their Summer Read.
It was such a unique, and I believe valuable, opportunity for them to speak to a real live author, someone who is close to their age, and who is writing stories in a high school setting. It was particularly enlightening to hear about the creative and publishing processes.
Finally, I just think it's really cool for them to see that authors of books they read and enjoy are more accessible (sometimes!) then they might think.
All the best, Molly, and know that we are all waiting for the release of NOTHING HAPPENED in May!"