Author of Works for Children and Young Adults

Two of the best things I've ever been told at a school visit:

"This book changed my life." --Jack, grade 8

"You make reading fun."  --Martin, grade 6

(Actually, it's readers who make my writing fun!)

Book Fairs

June 29 - July 1, 2022

Presentations geared for adults and kids about The Wordless Weaver at

The Museum of the Bible

400 4th St. SW

​Washington, DC  20024

in conjunction with their special exhibit on

​the Shroud of Turin.

Lunch & Learn: The Power of Story with Claudia Cangilla McAdam

June 29, 2022     12 noon ET
About the Event

“Imagination is more important than knowledge,” said Albert Einstein.

While knowledge is limited to all we currently know and understand,

imagination is a powerful tool that can open up the entire world

when we stop and wonder, what if? 

That’s particularly true when it comes to children.

Join us for a lunch-and-learn with Claudia Cangilla McAdam,

who will discuss how wondering who might have woven the Shroud of Turin

became the basis of her book, The Wordless Weaver.

Lunch and Learn is a free, virtual, and in person program held on

the last Wednesday of each month from noon to 1:00 p.m. EDT.

​Join in person or online at this link.

Claudia Cangilla McAdam


Visit the "About" page to see/hear past interviews

"After reading Awakening, and a classroom visit with author Claudia McAdam, students were able to enter into a deeper understanding and reflection on Christ's Passion. Students were touched in numerous ways as they connected the book to Scripture & Tradition, pictures from the Holy Lands and additional insights shared by Mrs. McAdam. We are truly thankful for Mrs. McAdam's well written story."
--Lisa Newman, Middle School Religion Teacher, Ave Maria Catholic School, Parker, CO

"Claudia did a fabulous job working with our creative writing group that includes a range of children in grades 1 through 6. The children were engaged during the presentation and enthusiastic about sharing their ideas during the shared poetry activity. They were excited about meeting a local author."
--Elizabeth Lamonia and Amanda Whitt, Children's librarians, Highlands Ranch Library, Highlands Ranch, CO 

"Claudia is a terrific presenter! She kept her listeners riveted and sent them away charged up with a need to read. I recommend a visit from her unreservedly."
--John Peters, Senior Children's Librarian, Central Children's Room, the New York Public Library

"What a wonderful treat to have Claudia at our school! Claudia's time with our students was both thought provoking and motivating. Students will never look at writing the same! Thanks for the opportunity for our kids to work with a real author."
--Debby Hoesterey, Assistant Principal, Lasley Elementary, Lakewood, CO

"What I thought about Claudia McAdam is amazing.  I was glad to Skype with an awesome author.  I like how she explained how her story came to life."
--Monique, 7th grade student, Loretto Academy, El Paso, TX

"Claudia gave a wonderful presentation! Her enthusiasm about being a writer was very inspiring."
--Donna Norvey, Borders Books at Arapahoe Crossings, Aurora, CO

"Our school was thrilled to host Claudia recently at our Art and Author Night. What an engaging and enjoyable presentation! All in our audience learned about publishing in a fun way."

--Becky Weide, Library/Media Specialist, Falcon Elementary, Falcon, CO

"The book, The Mermaid's Gift, is a beautifully illustrated book and tells a heart warming story with an important message. Some of my Year 4 children have read the book and thoroughly enjoyed it. They specifically commented on the descriptive vocabulary and imagery in the form of metaphors. They said they loved the illustrations too. This is a lovely legend linked to the Christian values of faith, hope, love, perseverance and courage. I can't wait to share it with my new class in September."

--Joanne Foulds, Year 4 Class Teacher, Canon Burrows Church of England Primary School, Ashton-under-Lyne, England

Claudia teams with schools and book stores to boost foot traffic and sales at school-sponsored book fairs. Send an email via the "Contact" page to inquire about her availability to participate in your school's book fair. 

​​​​Book presentations and school visits can be in-person or via FaceTime, Skype, or Zoom. ​ 

Here's a FaceTime visit with PowerPoint:

​​To book an appearance, visit the Contact page.