I’d love to come visit your school! I was a school librarian for a decade, so I have been on the other side of the desk planning author visits. My biggest goal is shared with yours: to celebrate books and encourage readers. If you have more questions, or would like to plan something specific, please email me.
This fee schedule applies to the 2019-2020 school year.
IN PERSON VISITS:
For local schools (in the Los Angeles area):
Half Day: $950
Full Day: $1500 + mileage over 30 miles from 91203
For schools outside of my local area
Full Day: $2000 + travel/transportation/accommodations when necessary*
What kind of visit can you expect?
A Half Day visit is two 45-minute sessions plus an optional signing and/or small group meet and greet. Half Days are only available in the Los Angeles area or as an add-on after a Full Day visit.
A Full Day visit is up to four 45-minute sessions plus an optional signing and/or small group meet and greet.
My presentations change based on new book releases, but are always based around the theme of how reading and writing as a kid prepared me to be an author as a grownup. I love to talk about how books are made, where ideas come from, how many drafts it took, and how being a reader is the most important thing you can be. I am available to talk to students in grades K-8.
Are you looking for a more intimate writing workshop? Let’s talk! I was a school librarian for a decade, so collaborating on something especially meaningful to you would be a joy.
*Fees can be split between schools within a reasonable area.
I’d love to meet your students virtually as well! If your school doesn’t use Skype, I am also available on Google Hangouts.
20-minute readaloud and/or Q+A: FREE!
35-45 minute version of an in-person presentation: $150
Are you ready to book a visit, either in person or via Skype? Or do you have any questions? Email me!
Don’t see something that works for you? Let’s also chat.
Wondering why to pay for an author visit? This post might help.