Marianne J. Dyson

Writing Workshops

Maia Kitten Ready to Write.
Maia Kitten in the Author's Chair. Don't ignore your Muse!

Invite Golden Kite and American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award winner and former NASA flight controller MARIANNE DYSON to share her enthusiasm for space and writing.

From Idea to Publication: Break Into Print

Dyson explains how to match your interests to markets and have fun sharing your favorite subjects with children. Manuscript preparation and submission, including tips on contract negotiations and book promotions are also covered. Manuscript critique/contest can be arranged. Overview presentation is 45-60 minutes. Interactive workshop takes 2-4 hours. Appropriate for high school classes and adult writers' conferences. High School & up.

Please see my Author Visit Checklist prior to a scheduled presentation.

Book Sales

Hosts are encouraged to offer Dyson's books for sale in conjunction with their event. Please see Books for Author Visit for ordering information.


NOTE: Fees valid for 2013-14 school year. Discounts available for multiple bookings, referrals, and nonprofits.

$800/day for 4 presentations or 2 workshops. Travel expenses are in addition to this fee.

$500/half day for 2 presentations or 1 workshop. Travel expenses are in addition to this fee.

$300 for after school/evening/weekend presentation. Half price for public libraries and churches.

Ask about Skype interviews or Twitter/Facebook chats.

Expenses. Travel expenses are in addition to honorarium. Author will make accommodations. Hosts are responsible for presentation equipment and workshop supplies. Coordinate details with author.

Fill out (as much as you can) and email/fax/mail Appearance Agreement to:

Marianne Dyson
15443 Runswick Drive
Houston, Texas 77062
281.486.4747 (Land line: no texting!)

To Book an Appearance, Contact: Marianne Dyson.

Favorite Photos

With Analog Science Fiction editor, Dr. Stanley Schmitt.
Analog Science Fiction magazine editor, Dr. Stanley Schmitt, poses with me and a copy of the July/Aug issue with my name on the cover at the Nebula weekend book signing in Florida, 5-14-10.

With Scholastic editor Lisa Sandell.

I met Scholastic editor Lisa Sandell, who kindly signed two books for me. Photo by Marianne Dyson, 2-20-10.

SCBWI conference speakers. SCBWI February 20 conference speakers. Photo by Marianne Dyson, 2-20-10.

With Carmen Bredeson and National Geographic editor Nancy Feresten.Carmen Bredeson and I welcomed our National Geographic editor, Nancy Feresten, at a party prior to the SCBWI conference, 2-19-10.

More Information
- Reviews of science in kids' space and science fiction books. - Ask the pros in the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America for advice. - Read the best: Golden Duck Award winners for children's SF. - Learn the markets: latest publications & links to magazines. - Ralan's complete SF market list. - Landis knows his physics and writes the best short stories ever. - Older readers (especially young women) will enjoy romantic SF by Asaro. - Warning! Don't start reading a Bujold book right before bed. There are no good stopping places! - Try writing a SF story in your classroom or with friends. - Jeffrey Carver's list of recommended & award-winning SF.

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