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My name is Anna Ceguerra and I am the author of ‘Get Off My Lawn,’ a science fiction novella – a funny story of female friendship spanning generations. My novella is aimed at children aged 8 to 12. I offer guest author visits to your school, either in-person or by Zoom.

Curriculum Topics

Intergenerational friendship – Features a retiree Olivia and her 7-year-old neighbour Dotty and the friendship bonds they form.
Introduction to genre – Deals with imaginative and futuristic concepts as Olivia uses technology to keep the young neighbours off her lawn.
Types of families – Includes a single-parent family and families where children are raised by others.

What’s included in the 35-minute session?

Introduction to me and my story of becoming an author
Chapter reading – I will read 2 chapters of the book
Activity 1 – ‘Older or Younger’ – whiteboard activity where the students guess the relative ages of the characters
Activity 2 – ‘Describe Olivia’ – students are invited to draw or describe Olivia
2 books donated for use in the school library


Cost per session* $120
Cost for 2 sessions $220
Author signed books will be available to purchase on the day at the cost of $12 each
If you have more than one class / team teaching, I can be available for a longer period – please enquire further regarding this and pricing.

*session is for one class only with a maximum of 30 students.

I have a current NSW Working With Children Check.

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Julie Dawson
Anna was knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Loved that she listened to what I wanted to do and then helped me to achieve it in such a short time. Thank you.
Joyce Young
The students in my 3rd - 5th grade virtual Book Club LOVED Anna's book Get Off My Lawn! So, it was not surprise that they were over the moon about her visit to our final book club meeting. The students asked smart and probing questions and Anna was engaging and warm as they interviewed her. A few students even expressed interest in working with Anna on promoting her books in the future!
Erika Sneath
Pacific Preparatory (a virtual 1:1 school) hosted a book club specifically centered around "Get Off My Lawn!" for third, fourth, and fifth grades. We were delighted to receive signed books so quickly, even with international shipping (we're in the United States). Anna was communicative, professional, and engaging. The students, all in 3-5th grades, were absolutely enthralled by her expertise. It was evident that she spent time preparing for the event with special attention to detail. For example, she tasked the participants with an "older or younger" activity that challenged them to reflect upon the evidence that described the ages of each character. The students were so enthralled with the activity that they seemed to forget they were learning! We'd be delighted to welcome Anna back for another visit!
Troy Brennan
Fantastic advice, patiently explained the processes and answered my questions tailoring her advice to my needs. Also provided for follow up in the subsequent weeks.