Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Tina P. Schwartz  

Pen Name: None



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Illinois Connection

Schwartz lives in Grayslake, Illinois and graduated from Columbia College in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Schwartz enjoys writing for children as well as meeting many, many kids while doing author visits at schools, libraries and book signings at stores. A Columbia College graduate, with a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing Communication, Mrs. Schwartz worked in Advertising for several years until becoming a mother. She began writing and worked part-time as an Assistant Youth Librarian, and now writes full-time while staying home with her children.

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes) '''AUTHOR VISITS ''' *Half-Day School Visit ($375) Up to three hours, includes two assemblies maximum + Question & Answer sessions, plus an individual classroom visit *Full-Day School Visit ($750) Up to six hours, minus 30 minutes for lunch, includes any combination of assemblies and individual classroom visits, plus Question & Answer sessions *Public Library "Author Visit" ($500) One hour visit, with question and answer session, where author describes process of how an idea gets from her head, to paper, to a publisher, to a book store. Also, Tina will show some of her work and share upcoming projects. '''WORKSHOPS ''' *$125/per hour (two hour minimum) - Instructional workshop on writing and getting published (magazines or books,) tailored to specific audience/age groups. Contact author to set up visits and have contract sent to you. ''Note If fees are a true issue for your school, e-mail the author to discuss.''

Selected Titles At Your Library

Freshwater fishing /
ISBN: 1448863570. OCLC Number: 741355070

PowerKids Press,. .

Describes the equipment, skills, and techniques needed for freshwater fishing.

Ice fishing /
ISBN: 1448863597. OCLC Number: 746316010

PowerKids Press,. .

Explains when and where to ice fish, the equipment, and why people enjoy the sport.

Motocross freestyle /
ISBN: 0736824367. OCLC Number: 52714682

Capstone Press,. .

Describes the sport of freestyle motocross, including the major competitions, stunts, and athletes involved.

Organ transplants :
ISBN: 0810849240. OCLC Number: 56517522

Scarecrow Press,. .

Offers practical advice and suggestions for coping with and surviving organ transplants, including information about events leading up to and after surgery.

Writing and publishing :
ISBN: 0810856476. OCLC Number: 421149331

Scarecrow Press,. .

Discusses many matters that are not often presented in guides to writing and publishing, such as the importance of mentors and critique groups, as well as courses and extracurricular activities that can be of great help to the up-and-coming teen author. The book explores various writing careers and the basics of publishing and marketing, including how to write query letters.