KT Johnston writes historical narrative nonfiction. Her debut picture book, Railway Jack, is an Amazon Editor’s Pick for Best Nonfiction for Kids. KT has a degree in biology and conducted animal behavior studies before settling into a corporate career as an analyst. She and her husband are the parents of two grown children and live in Minneapolis. KT hopes to inspire others to be curious about our world, one true story at a time.
This author is available for virtual visits and conference panels.
Her presentation, “The True Story Behind the True Story,” highlights her research methods. Topics include the treasure hunt for primary sources; considering the reliability of information; turning facts into narrative; and keeping the truth truthful. A 30-45 minute presentation is followed by about 15 minutes of Q&A.
This opportunity is for groups who have read one of her books and is best suited for grades 4 and up, based on having had some introduction to research concepts, spreadsheets, and computer file management (i.e., Explorer or Finder).
Contact KT through her website www.ktjohnston.com/contact for rates. (It is possible for subject matter to be tailored, subject to author’s availability.)