Teachers, media specialists, guidance counselors, and principals alike will be overwhelmed by the student reaction Julie Woik generates from her visually stimulating, age appropriate, PowerPoint presentations, detailing The Life and Times of Lilly the Lash series.

Armed with a contagiously dynamic personality, Julie has a unique way of acquainting others with the life lessons that reach to the core of our value system. Children learn that they can build strong self-esteem by practicing such ideals as respect, responsibility, sharing, caring, patience, and understanding. With this presentation... EVERYBODY wins!

With the endless budget concerns schools experience today, the luxury of an Author Visit must be worth its weight in gold. Julie will provide a full day of entertaining, yet educational presentations to all of the students at your location. Her visit will offer them an up-close and personal connection with the author, leaving an impression to last far beyond her stay.

Julie pulls from an array of presentations which she, herself, has created. The presentations are geared toward a specific age range, as speaking to a child in Pre-Kindergarten is very different from speaking to a child in Fifth Grade. However, all presentations involve the reading of a book.

Julie will consult with the teacher, media specialist, and/or principal to determine what they are interested in accomplishing for their school or individual classrooms. Below you will find the presentation timing and contents for each grade level.

  • Pre-K, Kindergarten, and 1st Grade Classes (20-25 Minutes Average)
    • Explain who Lilly the Lash is and talk in brief about her book series.
    • Provide an animated reading of one of the books in the series.
    • Discuss the theme/lesson; as students express and acknowledge their opinions.
    • Review some of the basic values that Lilly the Lash teaches - Respect, Responsibility, Sharing, Honesty - students discuss where they learn these lessons in daily life.
  • 2nd and 3rd Grade Classes (45 Minutes Average)
    • Explain who Lilly the Lash is and what lessons she'll be teaching in her book series.
    • An interactive discussion regarding self-esteem and differences is generated.
    • Provide an animated reading of one of the books in the series.
    • Briefly explain how Lilly the Lash came to be and becoming an author followed.
    • Discuss the advantages of using your imagination to write creative and fun stories.
    • Offer a strategy to uncover new storylines with ease.
    • Question and answer period to cover any author related inquiries.
  • 4th and 5th Grade Classes (45 Minutes Average)
    • Explain who Lilly the Lash is and what lessons she'll be teaching in her book series.
    • Through example, students understand and express ways to build self-esteem.
    • Provide an animated reading of one of the books in the series.
    • Explain how Lilly the Lash came to be and what steps led to the series' creation.
    • Explore the benefits of utilizing adjectives, adverbs, and verbs to improve a story.
    • Show in detail how Lilly the Lash was designed and how the illustrations are made.
    • Question and answer period regarding the life of an author, the importance of reading, the fun of writing, using creative thinking, etc.

Depending on the grade level, some or all of the following elements are addressed in the presentations:

  • The meaning of self-esteem and its importance.
  • The life lessons Lilly the Lash will cover in her series.
  • The value of reading and writing.
  • The three main parts of a story.
  • How Lilly the Lash came to be.
  • The basic outline of self-publishing a book.
  • A segment explaining the creation and development of the Lilly the Lash character.
  • The sketches that eventually resulted in the pages of the book.



Julie Woik has fascinating presentations for clubs and organizations of all types. People have a general curiosity regarding the experiences of an author, and the events surrounding the inspiration that fueled their journey. Julie's story happens to begin with a late night trip to the bathroom, which always provides for an interesting and comical opening segment!

Often members request a book signing and "meet and greet" to follow the presentation. This is a perfect setting to chat with Julie and learn everything there is to know about Lilly the Lash and her mission to Save the World!

One thing's for sure, when you hire Julie Woik for an Author Visit at your school or engagement, you get your money's worth! Her rates are incredible, and you get quality AND quantity. Makes perfect sense!



RATES - Local (Within 30 minute drive of North Sarasota)
  • $500.00 for an entire day
  • $250.00 for a half day (Author Referral Program doesn't apply)

RATES - Outside of the local area
  • $500 plus expenses for an entire day