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2023 - 2024 Programs

I have spoken at over 150 schools as well as various conferences and book festivals.  You can see my list of all my past events on my Events page. I am comfortable speaking to kids K-12 in any forum, from the classroom to an assembly. 

School Author Visits - In Person

(1/2 day* , Full Day, Customized Options ($1,200 - $1,500)*

*1/2 day only offered to schools within 25 miles or if two schools share a full day.

I provide programs for audiences of 10 - 300 (large assembly, classroom). I also offer group discounts for multiple schools.

* Loves Science & Reading - (K-3) includes reading ANY Loves Science Book, and discussing what they learned (30 min)

* Loves Science, Reading & Writing* - (K-3) includes reading CECE and discussing three things every book needs (45 min)

* Theo TheSaurus - Logophiles love reading and writing! Includes reading Theo and discussing how to fall in love with reading.

* Shine Like a Unicorn - Great for anti-bully week! includes reading and discussion on standing out and not being afraid to be yourself.

* Writing with Humor (Penny) - Focuses on engineering and simple machines. Also touches on how to write ith humor and puns.

* Keeping it Real with Research (Florence Nightingale) - A creative writing topic about researching for your fiction (and nonfiction stories). Uses Florence Nightingale.

* The Writer in You (4th-5th) - A creative writing topic about through the nuts and bolts of writing. (60 min)

* Turn that Page (6th - 12th) - A creative writing topic about about suspense and raising the stakes (60 min)

 

Every school visit includes bookmarks for every student, a 30 min Meet/Greet for select students/teachers, and a 30 min. signing time.  The workshops come with access to the Study Guide Guides, Reading Questions, and Activities that directly correlate to Common Core standards.

*These prices may change for each school year. Ask about my special offer for schools purchasing books. 

Free Skype Visits

(First 15 min. Free)

I will read one of my books and take a short Q/A

Virtual Visits (Zoom, Google Meetings, etc)

(Starting at 200$)

* This is a great option for schools with a tight budget.

* I can visit in classrooms or libraries anywhere in the world!

* The number of kids is not limited.

* The kids must have read at least one of my books!

Professional Development ($500-800)

I provide professional development workshops giving educators ideas on how to use books to teach across multi-modal and multi-subjects, including science, social studies, and literature.

 Some of the workshops I have taught include:

* How to teach writing to students (professional development)

* Using technology to connect readers and authors virtually 

* Using Fiction to Emphasize Science or STEM topics (presented at GA Libraries NSTA, NerdCamp, 

* Teaching using multi-genre/multi-modal writing (professional development) - originally presented at NCTE/Atlanta

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