Darby Karchut Author
  Darby Karchut                    Author    

I'm so glad you're here. I'm crazy about books and stories, so be sure to tell me your favorites.


If you're an aspiring author, check out these writing tips. Or if you want to know more about me, visit my FAQ page.





Free autographed bookplates

Contact me with mailing address

(US only, please)

"The kids are still talking about her visit, and are motivated to write!"

Stephanie Jordan, Language Arts Elementary Teacher, Colorado


"What an awesome Skype visit with Darby Karchut, who shared amazing revising techniques - we can't wait for more."

Beth Pederson, 4th grade, Minnesota


"This author visit by Darby Karchut was amazing! The kids and staff loved it!"

Celeste Troisfontaines, Elementary School Librarian, Colorado

I'm currently offering

free virtual presentations:

(about 30-40 minutes)


"Putting Clothes on a Skeleton: Revising in Layers"

(most popular with elementary schools)


"World-Building Like An Anthropologist"

(for upper elementary & middle schools)


"Literary Archetypes: The Heart of Storytelling"

(perfect for middle or high schools)

In-Person Author's Fee:


$300-$500 in Colorado Springs area

Outside the area, please email




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