Rayne Lacko is the author of A SONG FOR THE ROAD, and DREAM UP NOW: the Teen Journal for Self-Discovery, and offers transformative keynotes on fiction writing and social-emotional learning for K-12 and adults.

Nonfiction. Self-guided journal for teens. Arts-based, social-emotional.

I love how it can really teach students how to express their feelings.” —Stephanie Filio, M.Ed

Fiction. YA, coming of age.

A sweet, twangy tale about a boy finding his future on the way to his past.” —Kirkus Reviews

Literary fiction. Magic realism.

“A grittier version of Once, set in LA.” -William F. Aicher, A Confession

Programs - Live Training & Online Courses

Leadership Asynchronous online course.

Love yourself and treat yourself to a dream career!

When you were a teen, was there one special teacher, coach, or parent who believed in you — who really listened and tried to understand you? 

LeadershipYour choice: Live, online training; OR live, in-person training; OR asynchronous online course.

This presentation will be of interest to educators of students in grades 6 through 12, school and district leaders, librarians, counselors and coaches, and curriculum directors. *Contents have been approved for PD in many schools, districts, and states and will provide a CE certificate. Length: 50 minutes.

FREE online mini-course! Learn to meditate

Meditation will help teens:

  • Increase self-confidence 
  • Ease anxiety
  • Greater self-awareness 
  • Foster kindness to self 
  • Improved brain function 

Make Art, Feel Good! 

Dream Up Now offers a safe space for creative self-expression of all emotions, both positive and negative. Every emotion is valid in this journal, and teens are encouraged to move from dark (negative) to light (positive) emotions.

Online, synchronous 6-week transformational workshop for teens ages 12-18.

Speaking

Dream Maker, award-winning author, arts advocate and non-profit leader, Rayne Lacko helps children and adults struggling with difficult emotions to change the way they see their world using their natural creativity. Rayne is an in-demand facilitator leading arts-based workshops to transform emotions from darkness into light. A former magazine editor for over 15 years, she also helps aspiring professional writers elevate their craft. Rayne is a passionate mentor for self-expression, earning degrees in Liberal Arts, Creative Writing & Leadership, and Graphic Design in Canada and the United States. She inspires others to dream up the life they wish to live, building the confidence to achieve their goals.

In-person or online. Customized to your group’s needs. Synchronous.

In-person or online. Customized to your group’s needs. Synchronous.

In-person or online. Customized to your group’s needs. Synchronous.

In-person or online. Customized to your group’s needs. Synchronous.

In-person or online. Customized to your group’s needs. Synchronous.