About the Author

black and white author photo Darby Karchut 2019Darby Karchut is an author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.

When not dodging death by Colorado, Darby is busy wrangling words.

Her award-winning books include Del Toro Moon, Finn Finnegan, and Gideon’s Spear. Her YA novel, Griffin Rising, has been optioned for film.

Darby loves to hear from readers! You can reach out to her here:

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School Visits

Darby Karchut is a former teacher, an experienced conference presenter, and a huge advocate for teachers and students.

She currently offers the following  presentations either in person  or via  Skype :

(between 35 – 45 minutes)

1.  “Putting Clothes on a Skeleton: Revising/Editing in Layers”

most popular with elementary schools!

2.  “Five Ways to Plot A Story”

3.  “Behind-The-Scene Creation of Book Covers”

4.  “World-Building Like An Anthropologist”

5.  “Female and Male Archetypes/Overview of the Hero’s Journey”

All presentations can be scaled up or down depending on grade levels, or Darby can work with teachers and librarians to tailor a presentation to fit the needs of individual schools and classes.

Contact Darby at darbykarchut@gmail.com to schedule a visit. 

She looks forward to sharing her love of reading and writing with your students.