Sharing the joy of reading and writing with children is one of the best parts of being an author. And school visits give me the opportunity to not only share my own stories with children, but to hear their stories, also.
When I visit a school, I like to personalize the visit to meet the needs/desires of the librarians and teachers.
My presentations are flexible and I work with each school to add to my basic presentation which involves a reading OR dramatic presentation of Being Frank (class participation is requested from older students and sometimes teachers), a brief discussion on the publishing process (initial draft of story, revision, submission, more revision, illustrator’s side of the story, etc) and also Q&A.
My in-person school visitation fees are as follows (in addition to mileage compensation if more than an hour from Concord NC):
- Mini visit (two 30-minute presentations or a single hour presentation): $200
- Half day visit ( up to 3 hours, divided as needed by the school ): $350
- Full day visit (3-6 hours, presentations divided as needed by school): $500
- Virtual visits (via skype) are also available. Please email me for more details.
Visits (including virtual ones) include bookmarks for all students.
I also bring up to 350 activity sheets with me to be divided up according to the teacher’s needs/wishes.
If the visits are more than 3 hours away from Concord, lodging and other travel expenses (airline) may also apply.
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