SCHOOL EVENTS + CLASSROOM AUTHOR VISIT
I would love to visit your school, teacher's conference, panel, bookstore, kitchen table, and etc! Please contact me to come up with a plan.
WHAT A VISIT MIGHT LOOK LIKE
- During a typical school visit around The 50 States and 50 Cities, students and I enjoy lively conversations about the different types of maps, how to make editorial choices about what to include in a map, and create a map of an invented state, complete with state foods, animals, and mottos.
- During a typical school visit with Book of Bones, students and I discuss animal features, decision making in writing, and create a skeleton of an invented animal, complete with labels describing the animals habitat, diet, and special abilities.
- I've had successful skype visits, too!
HOW TO HOST AN AUTHOR VISIT
- Personalize this poster - coming soon!
- Get Started: Planning, Fundraising, and Tips for Success - Scholastic
- How to Host An Author, From an Author - The Outreach Librarian and Cynthia Leitich Smith
- Authors Share Their Best School Visits - Publisher's Weekly
- How to Make an Author Visit Affordable - Kristin Tubb
- How to Make an Author Visit Effective - Kristin Tubb
- 25 Tips for Hosting an Awesome Author Visit! - Sarah McIntyre
- How to Fund an Author Visit - Steve Layne
ORDERING BOOKS FOR AN AUTHOR VISIT
- Start the process about six weeks before your event.
- Download and personalize this order form.
- via your local bookseller. Indiebound can help! Some stores, like Barnes and Noble, offer bulk discounts (when 50 copies of the same title are ordered) and/or educator discounts.
Your local bookstore will need the following:
Delivery & Location Address
ISBN(s) for the book(s)
Quantity you need per ISBN
- via Quarto (1 800 458 0454): sometimes the publisher has deals on their website. Check for discount codes, which may give you 25% off.
THUR, AUGUST 31, 2017
- 8:45am: MT: Tune in for a LIVE conversation with Robert Lovell and Aimee Cobabe on Morning Talk with KSVC
SUN, SEPTEMBER 3, 2017
- 6:00am: Tune in for a 25-minute conversation with host Vanessa Denha-Garmo on "It's Your Community" with News/Talk AM760 WJR, 96.3 FM WDVD and 93.1 NASH-FM
SAT, SEPTEMBER 9, 2017
- 11:00 am: 50 Cities @ Books are Magic, Brooklyn, NY
SAT 30 SEPT
- 11:30 am: Book of Bones @ McNally Jackson, New York, NY
SAT, OCTOBER 7, 2017
- 11:30 am: Book of Bones @ Greenlight, Fort Green
- 1:30 pm: Book of Bones @ Greenlight, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn, NY
SAT, NOVEMBER 11, 2017
- Book of Bones + 50 Cities
@ Brooklyn Museum Children’s Book Fair, Brooklyn, NY