Invite the Author

While 2020 is almost over—hooray!—next year might prove to be a year of transition. I’m delighted to offer school visits virtually for as along as needed. If you’re interested in a virtual visit, I look forward to hearing from you. Please contact me to request a visit or complete the form below.


Regardless of the age group, my goal is to engender a love of reading, story-telling, and fun. I am happy to tailor my visits to your specific requests.

Pre K – 3
Whether I offer a story-time reading of DARIO AND THE WHALE or ELEPHANTS WALK TOGETHER (Pre -K and K) or an interactive discussion/workshop on how to turn real life events into stories (Gr 1 – 3), my focus is on engaging students and creating enthusiasm for reading.

Gr 4 – 6
Using DARIO AND THE WHALE, ELEPHANTS WALK TOGETHER, and EVAN HUBERWHISTLE AND THE ROCKETEERS OF PINTH, I offer presentations that range from honing writing and story-telling skills to understanding the elements of poetry and exploring our natural world (whales, elephants, and space). All of my sessions are geared toward Common Core standards and include exercises and worksheets designed to help students delve deeper into each subject. My presentations are fun, interactive, and include writing exercises where age-appropriate.

Middle School and High School
My goal is to create enthusiasm for the creative and technical aspects of fiction writing, essay writing, public speaking, and literature.

Elephants Walk Together reading


Museum, Library, Book Groups, And Other Presentations
As a professional woman with a number of successful careers, I love talking about writing, creativity, coaching, career changes and choices, life balance, and pursuing your passion.

Therapy Dog Programs
Meet Lorcan Malone, a nine-year-old Irish Wheaten Terrier (@LorcansPillow). Lorcan and I are a certified dog therapy team with extensive experience visiting schools, libraries, care facilities, and hospitals. In addition to visiting and socializing, we are delighted to offer the following programs:

  • STORYTIME—Lorcan and I would be delighted to read stories and talk about dogs.
  • READ—Invite Lorcan to your class or library. Kids of all ages can build their confidence and reading skills by reading aloud to Lorcan. He’s a great listener.
  • MEETS AND GREETS—Are you or someone you know afraid of dogs? Lorcan and I and/or a group from our school, All About My Dog, would love to introduce you to our classmates and friends so that you and the adults in your life can interact (or even just breathe) with us in a safe setting.


Please complete the form below to request a visit or get more info on fees and availability.

Lorcan the therapy dog
Thank You Card from Hemenway Elementary School

Hemenway Elementary, Framingham, MA

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Cheryl Lawton Malone's latest work-in-progress:

Evan Huberwhistle & the Rocketeers of Pinth