Michael Anthony Steele - Author & Screenwriter
Michael Anthony Steele is an author and screenwriter who has written for multiple major entertainment and educational properties! From WISHBONE and Barney & Friends to a book series spinoff from the Night at the Museum franchise.
He has authored more than 100 BOOKS featuring some of children's favorite characters including: Shrek, Batman, Tony Hawk, Green Lantern, Penguins of Madagascar, Garfield, and many more!
Between writing projects, Michael Anthony Steele is thrilled to give presentations to schools and libraries across the country!
During his dynamic library presentation, Mr. Steele inspires the children to follow their dreams as he describes his amazing journey to becoming an author!
Children don't always realize that it takes many different writers to create stories for all their favorite characters. Having been fortunate enough to write for so many famous brands, Mr. Steele has discovered that the kids truly enjoy meeting the guy who writes some of those books and videos. And because of this built-in familiarity, the audience requires almost no prep time for his visit!
Mr. Steele's multimedia show not only features writing tips and techniques but also tells the story of how he became a writer—following an exciting path through a career in photography to blowing stuff up as a Special Effects Technician for film and television!
Best of all, the main theme of Mr. Steele's program is how the kids can say, "I Can Do That!" and be anything they want to be—just like he did!
Mr. Steele's appearances have been described as a "Rock-n-Roll Author Visit" since he delivers such an animated presentation packed with humor, audio/visual flash, loads of energy, and... a guitar!
For more information visit his official website: MichaelAnthonySteele.com
Hats off to Michael Anthony Steele!
This was Mr. Steele's second performance at Rice Elementary and will not be his last. His message is simple yet powerful "I can do that!". His school presentation is dynamic one; more than enough for this millennial generation to stay entertained. Mr. Steele writes books that motivate students to read! Our district held an inaugural LitCon! event and Mr. Steele was the evenings star attraction. This event drew in thousands of participants and he handled the crowds with a friendly smile as a genuine entertainer.
A Great Presentation with a Great Message!
The students at our presentations were thoroughly and thoughtfully engaged. He hooks them in his charisma and showmanship while still being informative about writing. His encouraging mantra- “I Can Do That” was a great message. The students loved the presentation and the teachers heaped praise as one of the best author visits ever. He was professional and easy to work with, plus we had great conversations about comic books! Highly Recommended!
What a fabulous day we had with Anthony! I could not have asked for more from him. The kids were completely engaged, asked great questions, and he was so easy to work with. Several students had purchased books for him to autograph, which they now have in their hot little hands. We had 14 kids, 2 chosen randomly from each grade level, join us for a pizza party lunch. These kids got to ask him lots of questions which he graciously and patiently answered. His presentation moved seamlessly from speaking to graphics to movie clips to Q&A, then had a fun musical wrap-up. I'm so glad we were able to have him here at Fairmount!
A Great Author Visit!
Steele has put together a fabulous, entertaining, engaging TEKs/Common Core base shows for students. Students listened intently and participated when appropriate. Steele is down to earth and easy to work with. I highly recommend him for an author visit.
Mr. "Ant" Steele has worn so many "hats" that I think he is a great inspiration to our students! I think it's very important that our kids can see that they too can work toward different goals in life--and be successful. Mr. Steele certainly drove that point across!