I am available for author visits!
Every child is an author and artist. My goal in visiting your school is to spark imagination and enthusiasm for writing stories and making art by sharing my books and creative process.
If you invite me to your school, I will:
Share my process as an AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR, in an interactive way.
Show and talk about my inspiration for the book I am reading (with PPT)
Read my latest book (or a book of your choice if there is a theme focus or age preference)
Give a LIVE drawing demonstration
Allow time at the end for a Q&A
One complete session is about 30-40 minutes.
Presentations are best suited to groups of 200 or less. For a full day visit I offer up to three presentations and would love to have lunch with a select group of students (up to 6) who are interested in what I do and are excited about their own journeys as authors and/or illustrators too.
Recommended grade range for school visits is K-5.
I am located in Northern Michigan. Sponsor’s expenses include presentation honorarium, transportation, lodging (if necessary) and meals.
Standard daily presentation honorarium is $1500 per day.
Schools can pre-order copies of books for their students - I will help coordinate book sales with you through your local book store. If you already have a local bookstore partnership, great! Just let me know when you make your inquiry. I’ll sign and personalize each book the day of the visit. Please inquire via my contact form for availability.
For any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out!
Please note: Because I like to spend most of my time creating, I only take on a limited amount of speaking events per year. If traveling a significant distance, it helps if you can coordinate with multiple schools in the area.