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I love visiting classrooms, doing author events for children and adults and participating in wonderful book group conversations!


As author and recently-retired clinical social worker, I can talk about how to create and maintain emotional resilience needed in a writer's journey and in life, how to deepen our characters' emotional lives, and—in writing-related visits, the "why" of novels-in-verse, and how to find and create poetry that comes from the writer's heart and reaches out to the reader's.

I can talk about REENI'S TURN, the importance of body diversity in our stories, and my own writing process. And I really enjoy Q & As!

Contact Me so we can talk about what you need and create just the right program or presentation that will be a perfect match for your needs and budget.


Teachers said this...!

"I loved how you emphasized plot vs. Reeni's inner story. That was beautiful!...The writing exercise worked so well, and my students were engaged and eager to share." E.E., Northshore Country Day School


"You did an amazing job explaining your experience as a writer and also inspiring our young writers." L.S., River Valley School

Using Story to Begin Important Conversations 

Why could a REENI'S TURN author visit be important?


"The author makes a very dif­fi­cult top­ic acces­si­ble with­out min­i­miz­ing its sig­nif­i­cance. Reeni’s Turn pro­vides an oppor­tu­ni­ty for a vari­ety of mean­ing­ful discussions...Writ­ten entire­ly in verse, Grannick’s prose is ele­gant and impact­ful. Not one word is wast­ed in this heart­felt sto­ry."—Jewish Book Council


"This lovely novel in verse somehow manages in its spare pages to cover the entire sea change of puberty."—Amy Alznauer 

"I am building my classroom library collection in this format and this one is so different from other stories I have...Not only will the story grab the attention of readers but the length is spot on too. [REENI'S TURN] has a message that you want to shout from the rooftops. Being with Reeni along her journey of self-discovery has such an emotional punch."—Books, Iced Lattes. Blessed.

Reeni's Turn and Social Emotional Learning:

The Complex Journey to Resilience

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