School and library visits are the best part of my job! I do both in-person and Skype author visits.
Skype visits run about 30-45 minutes, and are always free.
Author visits in the Colorado Springs, Denver, and Pueblo area are $300 to cover my time and travel expenses.
For 2014-15, my author visits are free if your school is willing to send home book order forms, fulfilled by your local independent bookstore. I'll bring the books to hand out on the day of the visit. Free author visit + signed books for kids + supporting your local business = win for everyone. I hope you agree.
Want me to come to your school or library? Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org for scheduling!
Here is a list of my presentations:
Upper Elementary & Middle-School (grades 3-8)
1. George Washington Presentation
to accompany Double Vision: Code Name 711
Did you know George Washington was America's first spy? As the founder of the Culper Ring, he helped overthrow the British during the Revolutionary War using clever spy tactics. During this fun, interactive presentation, we'll talk about George Washington's spy history, and little-known facts about the crucial role of his clandestine activities. There will be time for Q&A at the end of the session.
Length: 45 min-1 hour.
Let’s plot a novel together! This dynamic workshop will have the class come up with a main character, a problem, and plot points that build toward a climax. I will guide students as we brainstorm ideas, encouraging them to avoid clichés, add a meaningful theme, and end the story with a satisfying resolution.
Length: 45 min-1 hour
Workshops and Speaking
I regularly speak at librarian/educator conventions on practical ways to get reluctant readers to read, as well as how to hold a successful Skype author visit. Most recently, I hosted sessions at the Mississippi Reading Association's convention, and at the Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival. Contact me at email@example.com to invite me to speak at your event!
Want to find out how to add suspense to your writing? How to write middle-grade fiction, or how to manage social media as an author? I've spoken on all these topics at conventions like Pikes Peak Writers Conference,SCBWI Southern Breeze Wiki Conference, and RWA Kiss of Death chapter among others. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and invite me to come talk to your writing group.