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J. E. BrightWith more than 120 novels, novelizations, interactive storybook apps, and novelty books published for boys and girls of all ages, I love visiting childhood organizations to give kids an exciting show and tell about being a professional writer who creates some of the stories starring their favorite characters as well as my own original books.

I specialize in stories that grab the attention of reluctant readers. Writing action-packed adventure fiction allows me to introduce the joys of the written word to kids who otherwise wouldn't read for fun. My goal is to spark a lifelong love of reading and writing in anyone who reads my books or attends my workshops, classes, or presentations.

I've taught weekly writing workshops to middle-schoolers about writing adventure fiction and non-fiction essays, and I currently teach English Composition at the college level. Poetry workshops are also wonderful.

I'm open to visiting public, charter, private, or parochial schools, as well as libraries, bookstores, summer camps, clubs, or any other group that shares my enthusiasm for literacy.

One of my favorite activities is to introduce kids to brainstorming. The techniques I teach are a creative blast!

My books have been published by companies including Scholastic, Random House, HarperCollins, Stone Arch, Reader's Digest, DC Comics, and Simon & Schuster.

Get in touch to schedule an exciting and educational visit to your organization today!



Popular Characters and Brands

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Kids love these familiar worlds, and their knowledge and affection keeps them engaged in reading.

I've written for properties including:

Super Friends, Justice League, Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman, Super Pets, Teen Titans, LEGO, G.I. Joe, The Hulk, Shrek, Splat the Cat, Winx Club, House of Anubis, Ice Age, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Scooby-Doo, Barbie, Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon, Narnia, Marmaduke, Madagascar, Bella Sara, America's Next Top Model, High School Musical, Clifford, Tonka, NASCAR, Digimon, Power Rangers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Sweet Valley High.

I've also written a book called Famous American Folktales and one called American Fun Facts, and would be happy to speak and prompt writing exercises about those subjects.

Or we could have a whole session about writing bad jokes, based on Bernie's Bad Jokes!




Possible Events


  • show and tell
  • picture book reading
  • brainstorming
  • character creation
  • group story

Grades 1-2

  • show and tell
  • chapter book excerpt reading
  • interactive choose-your-own adventure reading
  • brainstorming
  • character creation
  • beginner fiction writing
  • beginner non-fiction writing
  • questions and answers

Grades 3-4

  • show and tell
  • vocational discussion
  • chapter book excerpt reading
  • interactive choose-your-own-adventure reading
  • brainstorming
  • character creation
  • intermediate fiction writing
  • intermediate non-fiction writing
  • workshop for select students
  • poetry writing
  • questions and answers

Grades 5-6

  • show and tell
  • vocational discussion
  • novel excerpt reading
  • interactive choose-your-own-adventure reading
  • brainstorming
  • character creation
  • advanced fiction writing
  • advanced non-fiction writing
  • workshop for select students
  • poetry writing
  • questions and answers




Please contact me for information about my reasonable fees. Travel outside the Houston, TX area would be more expensive, with transportation costs and lodging added.




      • Generally, a reasonably-sized group of children is better than a crowd, especially for any presentation with writing exercise components. I am happy to speak to large groups, even gyms or auditoriums, but the presentation will be a fun, broad overview about reading and writing rather than a personalized, interactive experience for the kids. A single or double class is usually an effective group size.

      • I love small workshops of 8-10 students. If there are students who have shown an aptitude for writing, I encourage teachers to select a small group for a writing workshop with me around a large table.

      • I'm happy to hang out with supervised kids in a lunchroom setting.

      • Of course I will personally sign any of my books for students, teachers, or the library.

      • In order to build excitement, it's often helpful make the children aware of me and my books before I arrive. Fliers to the parents or announcements in newsletters or on websites are also appreciated. Please let the kids know beforehand that books will be for sale.





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