OKAY. THE BOOK IS IN PRINT, NOW WHAT?

The quest of the self-published author to be recognized is a long and winding road.
“Making a Mystery with Annie Tillery” is a tool for anyone interested in literature, writing and educating and exposing young readers to what it’s like to be an author, told through an exciting, engaging great teen mystery. The book included book discussion questions, lesson plans, websites and a writing activity. All this is embedded in the auth[………]

I NEVER DREAMED THESE LECTURES WOULD BE SO POPULAR

I never dreamed these lectures would be so popular! 
My many years of teaching forensic science led me to choose the topics in that field that I find most interesting. I created a series of programs with PowerPoint which I present to interested groups. I have presented at libraries, to the seniors enrolled in the continuing education programs at local universities, clubs, and assisted living residents. They are interesting, provocative and get t[………]

MY FAVORITE LECTURE: ART NOT ART

ONE OF THE FRINGE BENEFITS OF BEING AN AUTHOR: THE LECTURE CIRCUIT
As a teacher of Forensic Science, and consequently, a writer of my mystery series, Annie Tillery Mysteries, I have been able to develop a lecture series based on my favorite topics in forensic science.
My favorite is Art, Not Art, which deals with art crime, forgeries, authentication of art pieces, and famous cases through the ages.
Which are real? Which are the fakes?

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Lesson Plans

USING POPULAR FICTION TO INCORPORATE COMMON CORE
Every book can be the platform for probing questions and lesson plans. The book can be a link between student achievement, cultural values and constructive use of the Internet.
The resource I have constructed is a series of “station lessons” based on my mystery series. What I have proposed can be a template for any book of fiction. The lessons may be used together or singly. The teacher introdu[………]