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Marcia Somerville wrote: "I am not an educational expert, but one beggar telling other beggars where I found bread for my own family."

Cay Gibson, a homeschooling mom, lives in Louisiana with her husband Mark and their five children, ages 17 yrs-3 yrs. She has been a home educator for 8 years and is a college graduate.  She has been published in numerous educational, parenting, and religious periodicals and is available to speak on:

Possible topics:

**Catholic Mosaic and Liturgical Year Notebooking

**Reaching Your Reluctant Reader

**The Lacemaker's Shop ~ Lacing Catholic spirituality into your home as Venerable Zelie Martin (St. Therese's mother) did

**America's Best-Kept Educational Secret

**Mother-Daughter Teatime/ Book Club

**Lapbooks, Notebooks, Papercuts, & More

**Literature Alive! ~ how to turn a cherished book into a living book

**Catholic Authors in the Flesh

**Be Still!

**Poor Education/ Rich Education

**Fairy Tales, Fantasy and other Fictitious Delights

**Montessori Method with a Literature Approach

Fees and Arrangements:

Speaking stipend depends on the size of the group. The minimal fee is $250 for two talk before a small or mid-sized group or parish. For large parishes or diocesan gatherings, the fee is $350. For parishes in the Louisiana area, the fee is $250.  Stipend is payable upon completion of talk, expenses may be reimbursed after receipts are provided.

If talks are part of a fund-raising event, please contact for a different set of fees ( ).

Sponsoring organization will also pay travel expenses, including car rental/fuel or airflight, hotel, and meals.

I'll also need a table and one volunteer to help with book sales.

If you are interested in inviting me, please email me at


I'd love to hear from you, but if I'm traveling or have a writing deadline there may be a delay before I can answer your note. If you'd like me to send you a postcard announcing the publication of my next book, just send me an email at, include your snail mail address, and I'll be happy to add you to my mailing list. I promise not to share your address with anyone else!

Contact Cay for Speaking Engagements: