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




Owl Hollow Press   Goodreads

Amazon   B&N   IndieBound   Kobo

"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 presentations

In-person or Zoom:

(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


Fees waived for the

'21-'22 school year!



2022 Visits


Academy Endeavour Elementary School

Author Visit & Presentation

January 7

Colorado Springs, CO


Gold Camp Elementary School

Author Visits & Presentation

January 14

Colorado Springs, CO


World Read Aloud Day

February 2

Author #290


Gold Camp Elementary School

Author Visit & Presentation

February 18

Colorado Springs, CO


Scott Elementary School

Spring 2022

Colorado Springs, CO


Pikes Peak Writers Conference

Faculty Member

April 28 - May 1

Colorado Springs, CO

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