Number of Presentations 

A full day visit includes up to four presentations, and these can all be different. I am also happy

 

  • to give an extra presentation to teachers or parents, before or after school
  • to eat lunch (or share a snack) with students (sometimes this is a select group of student writers or simply students who are interested in meeting an author or sometimes students who have won some type of contest). During this informal session, students can ask for advice about writing, discuss their own work, and share struggles or successes they have had.
 
What's most important to me is that students and teachers have a memorable and educational day.

Lunch with students at Woodland Middle School in Gurnee, Illinois

Lunch with students at Woodland Middle School in Gurnee, IL

 

Size and Age of Audience

I am comfortable speaking to any size group. However, smaller groups will probably benefit a little more from a presentation.
The key to a good presentation is the amount of preparation the students have had before the visit. Even a very large group can benefit if they have been well-prepared.
My current books are geared to students in grades 4-12, but I am comfortable speaking to younger students about some of my earlier books.

 

Speaking to students at Rockwood South Middle School, Fenton, MO

 

 Speaking to students at Galvin Middle School, Wakefield, MA

 

Cost and Availability

My rates are reasonable, and travel expenses can be kept to a minimum with enough lead time. Whenever possible, I try to schedule multiple days in the same area so that schools can share travel expenses.
For information about available dates and rates, please contact me.

 

Talking to students at Springhurst Elementary School in Dobbs Ferry, New York

Talking to students at Springhurst Elementary School in Dobbs Ferry, NY

 

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