In-Person Event Information
Interested in having an author come to your school or library? Contact us to find out if there is an author near you and to schedule an event.
To plan your event or inquire about an author’s honorarium, contact Kelsey Provow at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include the following in your email:
- Who your audience will be (Consider student age and grade levels.) & number of attendees
- Provide several possible dates for the visit (You will need to schedule a visit four months to a year before the actual date).
Note: Author and illustrator honoraria range from $400 to $2,500+ a day. Meals, lodging and traveling expenses are not included in this fee and are the responsibility of the Organizer to arrange.
If you are interested in ordering books through us, contact Kelsey Provow at email@example.com.
After contacting us to schedule a particular author or illustrator on a particular date, we will confirm the event with you by sending an event contract. This contract must be signed and returned to us for the event to move forward.
Virtual Event Information
Looking for ways to connect with authors virtually? These authors are available! Check out their information below, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Nancy Armo (A Friend for Mole) offers virtual visits for grades preK–3. Pricing depends on the amount requested for the presentation. For more information, please visit Nancy’s website: https://www.nancyarmo.com/contact
Mary Batten (Life in a Frozen World; Aliens from Earth) is offering virtual school presentations for children ages 8–12 about her children’s books, where ideas come from, and how to use research to write books. For more information, visit her website: http://www.marybatten.com/events.htm
Fred Bowen (Fred Bowen Sports Story series) is offering virtual presentations about his books for grades 2–6, but can also present to older audiences. Presentations include discussions about the writing process for his books and sports columns and a Q&A portion. For more information, visit Fred’s website: http://www.fredbowen.com/events.htm
Leslie Bulion (Amphibian Acrobats, Superlative Birds) is offering virtual presentations about fascinating science and nature stories through the rich imagery, rhyme, rhythm, and wordplay of poetry. Presentation runs approximately 50 minutes, including screen-share presentations and 15 minutes of Q&A. Best for grades 2–6. For more information and pricing, visit Leslie’s website: https://www.lesliebulion.com/author-visits
Dori Hillestad Butler (King & Kayla series) is offering virtual school visits for any and all grades. 15-minute virtual “Meet & Greet” Q&A sessions are available for no fee. For more than one Q&A time or for a visit longer than 15 minutes, there is a fee. For more information, please visit Dori’s website: http://www.kidswriter.com/author-appearances-new/
Henry Cole (The Somewhat True Adventures of Sammy Shine; Three Hens and a Peacock) is available for virtual school visits for grades K–5. For more information and pricing, visit Henry’s website at http://www.henrycole.net/reservehenry.php or contact Kelsey Provow at email@example.com.
Sneed B. Collard III (Flash Point; Dog Sense) is offering a variety of virtual school visits on Zoom for grades K–12. For more information and pricing, visit his website: https://www.sneedbcollardiii.com/school-visits/
Carmen Agra Deedy (14 Cows for America; Martina the Beautiful Cockroach) is offering the virtual presentations for K-5th grades. The Back Story: A Behind the Scenes Virtual Book Talk, geared for 2nd-5th graders. The presentation is an interactive, behind the scenes exploration of some of Carmen’s most beloved books. A 10 to 15-minute book reading is geared for K-1st graders and included in a full-day visit. For more information about virtual visits (full day or one session) and fees, please visit Carmen’s website at https://carmenagradeedy.com/ and contact Carmen’s manager Lisa at DeedyBooking@gmail.com.
Jonathan Emmett (Prince Ribbit) is offering free 20-minute Skype sessions, which include a picture book reading and short Q&A. Virtual visits are available for all ages, but his picture books are geared for ages 4–11. For more information, visit his website: https://www.scribblestreet.co.uk/school/virtual.html
Adrian Fogelin (Crossing Jordan) is offering virtual classroom visits for grades 3–12. Visits can include virtual writing workshops as well as author presentations. For more information and pricing, contact Kelsey Provow at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jenna Guillaume (What I Like About Me) offers 30-minute virtual visits for ages 12 and up. Her visits include Q&A, discussions about her journey of becoming a writer, her writing process, and topics related to her book. Fees are negotiable. For more information, please contact Elyse Vincenty at email@example.com.
TeMika Grooms (Save the Crash-test Dummies) is available for virtual visits for classes K-12. Her virtual presentation offers an artist talk and simple drawing session. Fees are negotiable. For more information, contact TeMika: http://www.temikatheartist.com/about.html
Wendy Anderson Halperin (Planting the Wild Garden) is offering virtual visits to schools and children in grades pre-K–5. Her nonprofit, drawingchildrenintoreading.com, offers over 600 free drawing lessons in science, math, peace, language arts, art, and more. For more information, contact Wendy at https://wendyhalperin.com/contact-wendy.html
Bill Harley (Charlie Bumpers series) is offering virtual visits for classes K–6, with a preference for grade 3–6 to fit the content of his books. Fees are negotiable depending on the number of assemblies requested. For more information about the various workshops and live performances available, please visit his website: https://www.billharley.com/live-performances/
Deborah Hopkinson (Thanks to Frances Perkins) offers virtual visits for grades K–8, which can include Skype Q&A sessions as well as new #ZoomingIntoHistory presentations that can be adjusted for grade levels and may also include guided writing activities. For more information and pricing, please visit Deborah’s website: deborahhopkinson.com
Hilary Hyland (The Wreck of the Ethie) is offering virtual visits for grades 3–6, but can adjust her program for younger and older students. For her presentation on The Wreck of the Ethie, she can show students artifacts and materials she used for research, helping students connect the process of research to writing a historical fiction novel. For more information, please contact Kelsey Provow at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vanessa Jones (Sing Like No One’s Listening) is offering virtual school visits and drama-based writing workshops, including how to use improve techniques to build a story and characters; building confidence; and generating and developing ideas through drama. For more information and pricing, please contact Kelsey Provow at email@example.com.
Jenn Kocsmiersky (Nina Soni series) is available for virtual illustrator presentations to children of all ages. Her presentations can include general information about the illustration process, as well as her experience as a woman of color book maker. For more information, visit Jenn’s website: https://jennkocsmiersky.com/about
Lester L. Laminack (The King of Bees; Three Hens and a Peacock) is offering virtual school visits for classes K–6. For more information, visit Lester’s website at http://www.lesterlaminack.com/ or contact Kelsey Provow at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cynthia Levinson (Fault Lines in the Constitution) is offering a virtual 45-minute session, where she fields questions from students about her books, research, and writing process. For more information and pricing, please visit Cynthia’s website: https://cynthialevinson.com/author-visits-presentations/
Kevin Luthardt (Peep!) is offering virtual visits for preK through grade 6. His visual presentation takes children through the book process from the idea stage to finished illustrations and includes sketches, storyboards, manuscript dummies and interactive step-by-step drawing lesson. Visits include two 30-45 minute sessions, and fees are negotiable. For more information, please visit his website: http://www.kevinluthardt.com/AuthorVisits.html
Sandra Markle (Toad Weather) is offering virtual school visits for grades preK–6. Virtual presentations also include science magic and “A Trip to My Book Closet.” For more information, visit Sandra’s website: http://sandramarklespeaks.blogspot.com/
Gretchen McLellan (Mrs. McBee Leaves Room 3) is offering virtual Skype visits for preschool and elementary school classes. For more information and pricing, visit her website: http://gretchenmclellan.com/school-visits/skype-visits/
Lori Mortensen (Away with Words) is offering virtual Skype classroom visits for ages appropriate for her picture books. For her presentation on Away with Words: The Daring Story of Isabella Bird, She discusses the story behind the story, presents Isabella Bird’s red notebook challenge, and details how Bird challenged society’s boundaries for women. For more information on all of her presentation options and pricing, please visit Lori’s website: https://www.lorimortensen.com/school-visits
Ted Papoulas (The Sound of All Things) is available for virtual visits for children ages 6 – 10. Presentations include discussion about the illustration process for picture books. For more information, please contact Ted: http://www.tedpapoulas.com/contact
Lisa Papp (Madeline Finn and the Therapy Dog) is offering school visits for grades 1–4 about her children’s books and illustration process. Fees are negotiable. For more information and pricing, please contact Kelsey Provow at email@example.com.
Susan Edwards Richmond (Bird Count) is offering virtual visits for ages appropriate for her picture book. Presentations include a readaloud paired with an upfront introduction about the Christmas Bird Count and a brief birding identification. For more information, please visit Susan’s website: https://www.susanedwardsrichmond.com/author-visits
Danny Schnitzlein (Gnu and Shrew; The Monster Who Ate My Peas) is offering virtual school visits for all age groups. His author presentations are tailored for grades K, 1–3, and 4–5, and focus on idea generation, brainstorming, and plotting. Presentations include a discussion about his books and their ideas and processes, as well as a Q&A. For more information and pricing, please contact Kelsey Provow at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kashmira Sheth (Tiger in My Soup; Nina Soni series) offers 30-45 minute virtual visits. Her visits include discussing anything related to writing for any age. She covers the writing process, developing chapter book series, writing picture books, and generating story ideas. For more information, please visit Kashmira’s website: http://kashmirasheth.com/school_visits/virtual_visits.php
Melissa Stewart (Pipsqueaks, Slowpokes, and Stinkers; A Place for series)is offering full-day virtual visits with elementary students, individual presentations for elementary students, and professional development workshops virtually. Student presentations may be in school or home school. For more information and pricing, visit Melissa’s website: https://www.melissa-stewart.com/speaking/planning_a_visit.html
Susan Stockdale (Fantastic Flowers; Spectacular Spots) is available for virtual school visits for grades K–5. Honorarium is required but fees are negotiable. For more information, visit Susan’s website: http://www.susanstockdale.com/programs
Jennifer Swanson (Save the Crash-test Dummies) is offering virtual visits for 2nd grade and up. Her presentations consist of a discussion of her writing process, how she chooses book topics, STEM topics related to any of her books, as well as a Q&A time. For more information and pricing, please visit Jennifer’s website: https://jenniferswansonbooks.com/about/author-visits/
Don Tate (William Still and His Freedom Stories; Poet) is offering virtual school visits for classes PreK–12. Programs provide both an author’s and illustrator’s perspective, include rich visuals and drawing demonstrations, and offer a solid integration of the Common Core Curriculum Anchor Standards for reading, writing, and speaking & listening, all of which are annotated, and aligned. Fees are negotiable. For more information and pricing, visit Don’s website: https://dontate.com/school-visits/
Julia Woolf (Duck and Penguin Do NOT Like Sleepovers) is available for virtual visits for age groups appropriate for her picture books. Fees are negotiable. For more information, visit her website: http://www.juliawoolfillustration.com/contact.html
Farhana Zia (Lali’s Feather; The Garden of My Imaan) offers a variety of virtual presentations for classes K–6 on topics that correspond with her multicultural books for children. Her visits include a Q&A portion and more information about her books. For more information, please visit Farhana’s website: http://www.fziastories.com/home/school-visits-1