Darby Karchut, Author
Darby Karchut, Author

Darby Karchut is an award-winning 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 at her writing desk. Her books include the best selling middle grade series:

THE ADVENTURES OF FINN MacCULLEN.

 

Best thing ever: her YA debut novel, GRIFFIN RISING, has been optioned for film.

 

She is represented by Amanda Rutter at Red Sofa Literary amanda@redsofaliterary.com

 

Find Darby:

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Find Darby's books: 

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Goodreads

Owl Hollow Press

Spencer Hill Press

Indie bookstores worldwide

 

Contact Darby:                         darbykarchut@gmail.com

 

 

 

WRITING UPHILL:
 

My Thoughts

on

The Craft

 

 

Working the Workshops

 

Slaying the School  Visit

 

By Any Other Name

 

Anthropological  World Building

 

 

                                  School Visits

Having taught both 5th grade and 7th grade, schools are my happy place!

 

4th - 6th Grade Presentation:

My forty minutes presentation focuses on how to plot a story (never start at the beginning) and a behind-the-scene look at the creation of a book cover (never start with the title).

 

6th-8th Grade Presentation:

My forty minute presentation focuses on archetypal characters found in teen literature, as well as an overview of archetypal settings and the hero's journey.

 

Both these presentations can be scaled up or down. I am also happy to work with teachers and librarians to tailor a presentation to fit the needs of the school.

 

Author Fee: 

$80.00 per visit. If students wish to purchase autographed copies, books can be purchased directly through me (at a discount) or through book sellers worldwide.

Contact me for the details at darbykarchut@gmail.com. Students may also bring their own copies to be autographed. Skype visits are free!

 

I looked forward to hanging out with your students and sharing the love of reading and writing with them!

                                Previous Appearances

2016

Barnes & Noble - Briargate

Book Signing and Book Festival

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

November 19, 2016

Colorado Springs, CO

 

Gold Camp Elementary School

 Author  Presentation

November  14, 2016

Colorado Springs, CO

 

Academy Endeavour Elementary School

Author Presentation

October 28, 2016

Colorado Springs, CO

 

Cheyenne Mountain Junior High

Author  Presentation

September 1 & 2, 2016

Colorado Springs, CO

 

Pinon Valley Elementary School

Young Authors Day

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Colorado Springs, CO

 

2016 Mountain of Authors

Saturday, April 23, 2016

11:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Library 21C

Colorado Springs, CO

 

Creative Magazine Radio Show

KCMJ 93.9 FM

Interview - Thursday, February 4, 2016

1:00 pm

Colorado Springs, CO

 

 

2015

Barnes and Noble-Chapel Hills

Colorado Springs, CO

BOOK PARTY !

Saturday, January 17, 11:00 am

 

2015 CCIRA Annual Conference on Literacy

February 6, 1:30 -2:30

Denver, CO

Panel Presentation with author Jeannie Mobley

"Male and Female Archetypes in Literature"

 

Academy Endeavour Elementary School

Author Visit with the 4th & 5th Grade Book Club

Monday, March 16, 3:15

(Private Event)

 

2015 Mountain of Authors

Saturday, April 4, 12:00 - 6:00

Library 21C

Colorado Springs, CO

 

Academy Endeavour Elementary School

Author Vist with the 5th Grade Classes

Wednesday, May 13 at 2:15

Colorado Springs, CO

 

North Middle School: 6th Grade Presentation

Friday, October 16, 10:00 to 2:00

Colorado Springs, CO

 

 

2014

Barnes & Noble-Citadel

Colorado Springs, CO

Book Signing

Sunday, December 7 at 1:00 pm

 

Cheyenne Mountain Holiday Fair

Colorado Springs, CO

Book signing and sales

Saturday, December 6

9:00 to 4:00

 

The Griffith Centers for Children

Author Visit

Colorado Springs, CO

Wednesday, August 6

 

Academy Endeavour Elementary School 

Colorado Springs, CO

Author Visit

Thursday, May 8

 

2014 Pikes Peak Writers Conference

Colorado Springs, CO

Writing Conference

Thursday-Sunday, April 24-27

 

2014 Mountain of Authors 

Colorado Springs, CO

Writing Conference

Saturday, April 5

 

Barnes & Noble-Citadel

Colorado Springs, CO

Book Signing

Sunday, March 16 at 1:00 pm

 

Pikes Peak Writers - Open Critique with Author Darby Karchut

Cottonwood Center for the Arts

Colorado Springs, CO
Wednesday, January 15 from 6:00 to 8:30 pm 

 

 

 

 

2013

Cheyenne Mountain Holiday Fair
Colorado Springs, CO
Saturday, December 7

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (RMC)

Letters and Lines Fall Conference
Golden, CO
Saturday and Sunday, September 28 and 29

Tattered Cover Bookstore
Children's Book Week Event - YA/MG Author Panel
Denver, CO
Thursday, May 16 at 7:00 pm


Broadmoor Elementary School
Colorado Springs, CO
Author Presentation for Children's Book Week
Tuesday, May 14 at 2:00 pm


Academy Endeavour Elementary School
Colorado Springs, CO
Author Presentation To Kick Off Children's Book Week
Friday, May 10 at 1:15 pm


Pikes Peak Library-Cheyenne Mountain Branch
Colorado Springs, CO
Author Presentation
Wednesday, May 8 at 3:30 pm


Pikes Peak Writers Conference
Colorado Springs, CO 
Friday, April 19 to Sunday, April 21


Pinon Valley Elementary School
Young Authors Night
Colorado Springs, CO 
Thursday, April 11 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm


Pikes Peak Library-Cheyenne Mountain Branch
Colorado Springs, CO
Author Presentation
Wednesday, April 10 at 3:30 pm

 

Barnes & Noble-Coronado
Albuquerque, NM

Book Signing

Saturday, March 23 at 10:00 pm

 

Page One Bookstore
Albuquerque, NM

Book Signing and Discussion
Saturday, March 24 at 2:00 pm

 

Barnes & Noble-Citadel
Colorado Springs, CO

Book Signing
Saturday, March 16 at 1:00 pm

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