“Archer Mayor has been a guest on several occasions. Each time, his dry wit and obvious intelligence have engaged the students, offering them insight about the discipline and focus necessary for the work of a professional writer. Archer’s critique of students’ own writing was direct and constructive. In end-of-the-term evaluations, they have consistently cited his… [More Info & Read Excerpt]


“We are indebted to Mr. Mayor for the time he spent with us. His background and experience allowed him to visit not only with English classes, but also with Journalism, History, and Science classes. He is amazingly approachable and understands and respects the commitment that teachers make to their students, and understands, as well, the… [More Info & Read Excerpt]


“The evening Archer Mayor joined us was the highlight of the year for the library. We so thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, we couldn’t believe that 90 minutes had passed so quickly.”


“I have coordinated many author visits and Archer Mayor’s ranks among the most outstanding. His willingness to share his time, insights, and expertise was the highlight of the year for my English students. He presents a compelling picture of one of the ways that good art, in the words of Horace, works; that is, it… [More Info & Read Excerpt]


“My students (young and old) enter the world of an outstanding writer, are mesmerized by his methods, research, concerns, and especially his imagination. For the mystery writer, the aspiring writer, or those curious about the workings of a remarkable talent, a session with Archer Mayor is priceless.”


“Archer Mayor knows writing —period. His discussions with students and faculty are informative, entertaining, and stimulating. His wry, dry sense of humor, his unusual background, his fund of knowledge about his craft-all make him a terrific “find” as a visiting writer, and a rare treat for both formal and informal gatherings.”