M. B. Weston Speaks to East Naples Middle School

On September 17th-19th, M. B. Weston spoke to students at East Naples Middle School. She discussed sensory details with the 8th graders, who had heard her speak last year. She explained how she tried to get inside her characters’ heads and see, feel, taste, touch, and hear what they did in order to provide an adequate word picture for her audience. She read the prologue of Out of the Shadows: Book II of the Elysian Chronicles to them, explaining how she used sensory details in the passage—and how she was able to describe the emotions of Davian without actually telling them. After that, she asked the students to imagine themselves at the beach and then asked them for sensory details. To the 7th and 6th graders, she explained writing and the process of getting published.

About M. B. Weston

M. B. Weston is an award-winning fantasy, pulp, young adult, steampunk, and paranormal author. Her attention to procedure and detail gives her works an authentic gritty, military feel that takes an adventure tale to the level of a true page-turner. Weston’s writing attracts both fantasy and non-fantasy readers, and her audience ranges from upper-elementary students to adults. A gifted orator, Weston has been invited as a guest speaker to numerous writing and science fiction/fantasy panels at conventions across the US, including DragonCon, BabelCon, NecronomiCon, and Alabama Phoenix Festival. She has served on panels with such authors as Sherrilyn Kenyon, J. F. Lewis, Todd McCaffrey, and Jonathan Maberry. Weston has spoken to thousands of students and adults about the craft of writing and has been invited as the keynote speaker at youth camps and at several schools throughout the US.
This entry was posted in Appearances & Signings. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s