Books that B.A.R.F.

My interactive writing workshop is designed to spark creativity and improve writing skills.


I am a Children's Librarian with a Master of Library Science and BS in Public Health Education where I studied the art of creating and implementing educational programs. I have worked in both public and school libraries encouraging the love of books in young readers. I am an Acquisitions Editor for Blue Whale Press and a former Regional Advisor for SCBWI (The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators) where I organized workshops and conferences for professional and aspiring authors providing instruction on writing, revising, and critiquing.


Using my zany B.A.R.F. method students will create stories that have

- Believable characters

- Action

- Relatability

- Flow


FOR TEACHERS: Free B.A.R.F. poster download pdf 

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See what teachers are saying about Book that B.A.R.F. 

"Jackie Kruzie gave my second grade students from Williams Elementary in Magnolia, Texas, such a fun and inspiring lesson on how to make books BARF. Her upbeat personality kept the students engaged, and the lesson really works! My students have books BARFing and they are loving it!" - Kari Stringer, Williams Elementary School 

"Jackie visited each of our school’s 3rd-5th grade classes, sharing a presentation about the writing process and her experience becoming a published author.  The children found the presentation engaging and continued to refer back to her visit during their work in writing workshops throughout the year." - Jamie Martin, Vista Academy 

4th grade visit