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Teachers, librarians, conference coordinators, and bookstore owners: This page will give you ready information you can run off if you’re considering booking Ronica Stromberg for a school visit, book talk, presentation, or signing.

Ronica Stromberg visits schools, bookstores, libraries, and writers’ conferences or workshops. She enjoys serving on panels of writers, taking part in question-and-answer sessions, and speaking and reading to individual classrooms (not school assemblies). She prefers speaking informally to students rather than doing set presentations. She likes to open the floor so children can ask the questions they’re most interested in finding answers to.

Ronica can also lead a two-part journalism workshop at high schools. Students interview her as an author during the first part and write stories based on the interview. Ronica then copy edits their work and, in a follow-up visit, points out to students anonymously what they are doing well and what they can work on. (Ronica holds a journalism degree from the University of Iowa and worked for newspapers as a reporter and a copy editor and served as a corporate editor for the U.S. Department of Education, so she is well qualified to do this.)

Ronica Stromberg charges a daily fee plus expenses (meals, transportation, and hotel, if an overnight stay is necessary). Expenses are typically reduced for bookings in her hometown area (southeast Iowa); Des Moines, Iowa; Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska; and Kansas City.

To book a visit from Ronica Stromberg, you may contact her through her blog or e-mail her at ronicawrites (at) yahoo.com.



1. Kevin Lynn Helmick - October 27, 2009

Hi Ronica,
Was talking with an old classmate of ours the other day, and she informed me of your occupation. I would like offer my congragulation on your impressive author platform. I have had some small successes in poetry and have finished a suspense novella titled “Clovis Point” which I have currently queried aboput thirty agent’s and am waiting for a postive response. I’m well into a literary fiction titled Sebastian Cross, about a twenty year relationship between an agent and an aging intrepid best selling author, trying to redeem his life and recoverer his career. best of luck, write on!

Ronica Stromberg - October 28, 2009

Kevin, Good hearing from you! This is one thing great about Facebook, blogs, and all the other networking sites: you can catch up on all the old classmates, friends, etc., that you’ve lost track of.

I’ve been writing books for thirteen years now, so I definitely see publication as a process. I think you’re going about it right seeking an agent first. I’ve never had one–I sold all of my books through the slush pile–but more and more publishing houses are requiring agents. Wishing you success!

Kevin Lynn Helmick - January 1, 2010

Ronica-just noticed your reply. I have two small presses that have requested my whole manuscript for review. I’ve learned much since my last contact. Stephen Kings books had brought in over two mill before he decieded he needed an agent.
Elmore Leonard, advised “Just start at the bottom. (small presses, small publishers) and an agent will find you. My second novel is moving along about a third of the way(50.000 wrds) and am very pleased. The first 2 pages are available, as well as a query for Clovis Point and some other bogs on my writers digest page. or you can google my full name and find it if you’re interested.
thanks for the reply
happy new year.

2. Ronica Stromberg - January 3, 2010

Congratulations, Kevin! Interesting about the Elmore Leonard quote. I seldom hear that advice, but it’s basically the route I’ve taken.

Keep me posted on what happens with your books.

Best to you in 2010,


3. Karen Alley - March 16, 2010

I love your site. A book that got my son started in books was a picture book called Randy Kazandy, Where Are Your Glasses. Little Randy has a motto: “I love being me” that my son says almost everyday. He never liked to read before that and is now looking for other Randy Kazandy books and even comic books. I will also try one of yours in the future.

Ronica Stromberg - March 16, 2010

Thanks! My book The Time-for-bed Angel has a boy for the main character and is a fun bedtime story for younger children. The Glass Inheritance is for upper elementary, and the Kirsten Hart books are geared toward teens.

My youngest son enjoyed the Henry and Mudge books by Cynthia Rylant when he was really young. The great thing about them was there were many in the series, so we could always find some at the library.

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