Andra Gillum is a free-lance writer, and the author of Doggy Drama, Puppy Drama and Old Doggy Drama.  She does frequent author visits, and teaches writing classes at the Thurber House.  Andra has written for newspapers, magazines and advertisements.  She is now working on a chapter book for older students.  Andra lives in Columbus, Ohio with her family.  She enjoys exercise, reading, hiking & biking and spending time with her kids and dogs.  Her two dogs (Riley and Lucy) and two kids (Max and Mia) are featured in the Drama Series books.

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I love to visit schools and interact with the students!  My author visits offer a very personal touch.  I prefer to spend several days in each school so that I can really connect with the kids and staff.  At some schools, we have done a full week of author-in-residence writing workshops.  My visits are also very low maintenance for the school staff.  Just give me a schedule and I'll take it from there.  All visits are customized to suit the age and curriculum, and I always allow time for plenty of questions.   My own kids are 10 and 12, so I understand how to make the discussion relevant and fun!

“Andra made reading and the writing process fun for our kids!”

  • Bobbi Lohiser, Librarian, Toll Gate Elementary


“Andra was an absolute delight to have at our building.  She was so easy to work with and schedule in classes.  The students were thrilled to have a real-life author walking our hallways and listening to their stories and writing experiences too.  Any classroom and student could benefit from a visit from her."

  • Missy McCoy, Literacy Coordinator, Stiles Elementary


 Presentations emphasize the importance of self-discipline (editing and re-writes) and perseverance.  Writing workshops focused on personification, character development, timelines, idea webs/brainstorming, etc. are also available.  Very affordable fees - Starting at just $150 per day.  Andra is available during the school day or for evening events.  E-mail for more information or to schedule an event!


·      Grade level presentations – Small groups based on students’ attention spans and ability levels

·      Customized lessons – Your curriculum can be incorporated into the lesson.  Everything can be personalized.

·      The writing process - research, outlining, editing, revising, etc.  Self-discipline and commitment

·      Writer's workshops available for small or large groups.  I love to see kids'own writing

·      Pre-sale order forms and day-of-visit order forms provided.  I'll make it easy for you.