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.
My 30-minute program for younger kids (PK-1) includes an introduction, a book reading, Q & A, and book signing.
($250/session within 30 miles of Springfield, VA)
A DAY IN THE LIFE…
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.
($400/session within 30 miles of Springfield, VA)
A full day visit of up to 3 sessions max, ranges between $700-1000 (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 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.
My fee is negotiable, especially if you’re a Title-1 school or nonprofit, so please, please, please don’t hesitate to ask. I can also reduce/waive my fee in favor of a minimum book purchase.