Young Author’s Club

“I’m facilitating this club as I want to help young writers wholeheartedly dedicate themselves to their craft. After going through the self-publishing process myself, I have come to pursue, enjoy, and respect authoring as a vehicle to tell the world about what it is you love.”

Christine Echeverri — author, publisher, and founder of Carrier Shell Curriculum and Classes

Do you have a student who likes to write, but do not know how to foster their passion? Sign your learner up for this writing club!

Facilitator: Christine Echeverri

Ages: Grades 5-7

Fall Session: Closed; postponed until spring

Time: Tuesdays at 11 AM (60 minutes)

Tuition: $205 ($25 discount for private pay)

  • If privately paying, the price with the discount is $180. Click on payment link above or Venmo @Christine-Echeverri.
  • Payment or deposit (charter families), must be completed within 24 hours of registering.

Club Description

This club is designed for upper elementary and middle school students who already write independently, and are looking for fun and support with their hobby. This group will not be a “how-to write” class, but rather a space for young students to develop their author’s voice and unlock their creative freedom. At the same time, they will gain confidence as an author/creator, becoming knowledgeable about the writing and editing process, learning how to put their creation out there in the real world.

To open up our minds, each week we will have a grammar or vocabulary exercise, share some of where we are at with our stor(ies) and reflect on writing in general. Now and then we will discuss famous authors, and touch on self-publishing. And….we will write! Yes, your kids can self-publish on Amazon Kindle Direct!

“Ms. Christine knows just how to motivate my 9 year old son to happily write paragraphs!”

– Charis, On Ms. Christine’s California Out of the Box Class

Club FAQs

Do you accept California Charter School funds?

  • Yes, we do!
  • See Service Vendorship list for an up-to-date list of charters.
  • Purchase Order (PO) instructions below.
  • $25 deposit required to hold spot. Deposit will be refunded when PO arrives, subject to our refund policy.

Required Resources

  • Thesaurus for elementary/middle school level
  • Sketchbook, pen, pencil, colored pencils, scissors, glue

What is the club workload?

  • Weekly: 45-60 minutes per week reading, writing, and researching author-oriented issues
  • Final project: 1-4 hours, depending on project

What platforms are required?

Zoom and Google Classroom (Google Login Email or Gmail required)

What are your registration and cancellation policies?

See this page for policies.

For more answers to your questions, see our Class FAQ page.


For billing purposes, please order in monthly increments.