School and library visits are the best part of my job! I do both in-person and Skype author visits.
Skype visits run about 20 minutes, are simple Q&A format, and are always free. I routinely do in-person author visits in the Colorado Springs, Denver, and Pueblo area (my home base). I'm also happy to travel to your venue!
My Denver Metro area school visits are in conjunction with Tattered Cover Bookstore; contact Kristen Gilligan at Kristen.firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do you become an author?
Length: 45 min.
I share my journey to publication, from a young Pippi Longstocking fan to a published author in a fun, interactive presentation that shows you can do anything as long as you're willing to learn, work to improve, and have a positive attitude. The presentation runs about 25 minutes, with ample time for Q&A.
Novel Plotting 101
Length: 45 min.
A student favorite. Ever wonder where an author gets his or her ideas, and how you come up with a good story outline? Together, we’ll brainstorm ideas, and put them in a novel outline format. This is a highly interactive presentation that is best done in front of a classroom or library group (not a large assembly in a gym)—the kids will be very involved in creating an outline for a novel, just like I do when working on an idea.
Note: For Novel Plotting 101, I will need a large whiteboard and dry erase marker.
I love to meet booksellers, kids, teachers, librarians, and parents. Here are just some of the places I've been invited to teach or speak:
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 CCIRA and the Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival.
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 Savvy Authors online, among others.
Contact Fleur: Fleur@ftbradley.com
One Book One Campus event at Campus Middle School in Greenwood Village, CO
“I would highly recommend F.T. Bradley for a school visit. Her presentations can be tailored to your specific needs and tie in nicely to the grade level audience. (..) A great experience for students and staff.”
--Mr. Mavel, EL Coordinator and Lead Mentor, Banning Lewis Ranch Academy
“Loved the ideas and discussions during the Reaching the Reluctant Reader session!”
--Sarah Moore, upper-elementary librarian attending Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival
I'm now booking school and library visits for the 2019-2020 school calendar year. Contact me for conference and library speaking invitations.
Here is a list of my 2019-2020 fees:
Local visits (Denver-Colorado Springs-Pueblo):
Assembly visit: one talk plus signing - $350
Half day: two presentations plus signing - $500
Full day: up to four presentations, plus signing time - $850
Out of town (overnight travel):
Full day: four presentations plus signing - $1,400
*plus travel expenses
Denver ComicCon panel.