Available for: Writers Workshops, Author Visits, Adult Writing Classes, Kids Writing Classes, Author In-Residence and more!



Andra loves to work closely with students!

Contact her at: andrag@wowway.com

Andra Gillum is a free-lance writer, teacher, and the author of Doggy Drama, Puppy Drama, Old Doggy Drama and Lost Doggy Drama.  She does frequent author visits and writers workshops, and teach writing classes to both kids and adults at the Thurber House and local libraries and community centers.  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.

WRITERS Workshops & Author Visits

I love to visit schools and interact with the students!  My writing workshops give the kids a chance to brainstorm and begin to write their own “drama story”!  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.   Writing and reading should be creative 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 $175per day.  I am available during the school day or for evening events.  E-mail andra@wowway.com 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 make it fun!

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


Writers Workshops

Offer One to One Connections!