Darby Karchut Author
  Darby Karchut                    Author    

I'm Darby Karchut and I write about the magic and power of families, and powerfully magical families. Oh, and horses. 


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

Stephanie Jordan, Language Arts elementary teacher


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

Beth Pederson, 4th grade teacher


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

Celeste Troisfontaines, elementary school librarian



"Thank you so much for taking time to come talk with our writers. It was so great for them to hear from a real published author!"

Amanda Poss, 5th grade teacher

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


Cheyenne Mountain High School

Creative Writing Club

January 20

Colorado Springs, CO


Gold Camp Elementary School

Author Visits & Presentation

January 21

Colorado Springs, CO


World Read Aloud Week

Jan. 31 - Feb. 4

(Author #290)

Cottage Street School

Sharon, MA

January 31


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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