Every group is unique and I’m happy to work with you to create the perfect visit! Some possible options are below. Visits are appropriate for third grade and up and can be designed for your group.
WORLD READ ALOUD DAY
Free virtual 15-20 minute read aloud and Q&A on World Read Aloud Day, through your platform of choice. Will include first chapter reading of DON'T WANT TO BE YOUR MONSTER. These slots fill quickly so book early!
7 February 2024
5 February 2025
30–45 MINUTE VIRTUAL Q&A
One session for a single class or large group through your platform of choice.
IN PERSON SCHOOL VISIT
$250 + travel expenses
One 45-minute session with optional book signing. Session can be presentation focused or solely Q&A.
HALF DAY SCHOOL VISIT
$500 + travel expenses
Two sessions with optional book signing. Sessions can be presentation focused or solely Q&A.
WHAT TO EXPECT
For Elementary School Audiences: Younger audiences love to hear about where your ideas come from and what it’s like to be an author! We can talk about elements of a story and structure. What makes a story interesting and tips to write creative stories.
For Middle School Audiences: Middle school audiences can analyze story structure deeper, with discussions on plot, conflict, and theme. Discussion of voice and tense as well as drafting and revision. Use of fanfiction and fandom interests to learn the craft of writing. And of course, what it’s like to be an author and keeping writing and reading fun!
How to Prepare:
·Tell kids about the visit and have them think about questions they’d like to ask.
·Have them write questions down so they don’t get nervous on the spot.
·Order books ahead of time for availability in the classroom or library.
·If the session will be about a specific book, have students read ahead of time.