Hello, educators and librarians!  

If you’re wondering if I do school visits, why YES I do! Below you’ll find information about my visits and rates. Currently, my books are geared for ages 4-8 (browse my books). My ideal audience is Pre-K to 3rd grade. However, we can discuss presentations and workshops for older students too.

I’m available to do up to three sessions in one day. I always try to make my presentations interactive and they usually start with a power-point presentation that provides general information about me and my books. I’ll end with a Q & A for students to ask about topics that interest them the most.

Above all, my main goal is to inspire children to read, write, and create.

In-Person Visits


My 30-minute program for younger kids (PK-1) includes an introduction, a book reading, Q & A, and book signing.
(Starts at $250/session within 30 miles of Springfield, VA)


My 45 to 50-minute program (Grades 1-3) includes an introduction, Reader’s Theater (interactive read aloud, if possible), and an “Author Behind-the-Scenes” presentation that discusses my life as a writer, idea generation, fiction vs nonfiction, etc., Q & A, and book signing.
(Starts at $400/session within 30 miles of Springfield, VA)

A full day visit of up to 3 sessions max, ranges between $700-1500 (may include lunch and informal classroom visits).

I’m also happy to present the following in lieu of “Author Behind-the-Scenes.” If you have a specific topic you’d like me to cover, send me a note!

  • Writing biographies
  • Food and storytelling
  • Cooking demos

Virtual Visits

Virtual visits during my work day (9 am to 6 pm ET) are 50 percent of the above rates.

For all other visits, including visits that involve travel, please contact me directly.

If you’re a Title-1 school or nonprofit, please don’t hesitate to ask for a negotiated fee. I can also reduce/waive my fee in favor of a minimum book purchase.

For ideas on how to fund author visits, here are some resources.