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Young or old, everyone is reading
The Youngest Templar.



You can meet Michael online, in person, or on the radio or TV.

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Signing Texas Rangers: Legenday Lawmen with Illustrator Roxie Munro at the Texas Library Association Meeting.
Michael signing books with Michael Reisman at
San Diego Comic Con
The Penguin Young Readers booth at New York Comic Con
With a fan at a school visit in Lamar, Missouri.
Michael with Ard Hoyt at the University of Central Missouri Children's Literature Festival.
Signing books at a West Bloomfield,
Michigan School Visit
Performing in a play with fellow authors David Harrison and Sandy Asher at the Children's Literature Festival of the Ozarks. Somehow, I was cast as 'Lance' the bully...
Michael signs copies of Spy Goddess for
fans at the 2008 International Reading
Association Convention in Atlanta, Georgia.
Michael signing books at
New York Comic Con
Michael presenting to students at the University of Central Missouri Children's Literature Festival
Michael signs copies of the Advanced Readers Edition of THE YOUNGEST TEMPLAR: Keeper of the Grail for fans at the 2008 International Reading Association Convention in Atlanta, GA.


Host a visit with author Michael Spradlin at your school or conference! The following are a few of the different presentations and workshops for which Michael has become known. To arrange visits to your school or conference please contact Kelly Spradlin at .

BECOMING A WRITER: This workshop offers students and educators an inside look at the writer's process. It covers brainstorming, research, revision, and the importance of developing your own unique voice. Several examples from past works, stories in progress and the writing of other authors are incorporated into the presentation.

PLOT & CREATIVITY WORKSHOP: Students will get an inside view of what makes a story work. It will touch on character development, creating conflict, effective use of dialogue, and plot structure to help students create their own unique stories.

WRITING DO'S AND DON'TS: This workshop offers several useful tips that students can use in writing assignments. Presented in a fun and energetic way, tips like “Take off the ‘that' hat,” “Adverbs and pronouns: Friends or foes?” give students usable advice to improve their writing.

REAL HISTORY: This presentation uses my award winning picture books to introduce students to real American History. It includes demonstrations of hands-on artifacts and is ideal for history classes or social studies curriculums.

Michael Spradlin - school visit

Michael Spradlin - school visit

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