Frequently Asked Questions about School Visits
Do you get paid for school visits?
Yes, like most traditionally-published authors, I have a fee for my school visits. I keep my rate reasonable and competitive. It covers not only my time to appear on the day of the event, but also the extensive preparation I do in advance to ensure a great experience for all. Information on costs can be found here.
What grades are appropriate for an author visit?
Because I write pictures book, chapter books, and middle grade, I can present to students in kindergarten through eighth grade.
Do you ever offer a discount or waive your fee?
To keep pricing fair, I do not offer discounts. I realize many schools are struggling financial. I see this first hand as a parent. But choosing which schools are more deserving of a discount is not something I want to evaluate. Sometimes publishers will arrange free school visits in coordination with the launch of a new title. Please subscribe to my newsletter for updates on these opportunities.
How many students can attend your presentation?
That's up to the school. I'm comfortable speaking to twenty-five or one-thousand. The only limit is the size of the room. And ideally, kids will be grouped by grades such as K-2, 3-5, 6-8.
Do you require book sales with your visits?
No, however I do offer a $200 discount when schools coordinate a pre-order book sale. This is a win-win-win situation for the students, the school, and the author. More information can be found on coordinating a book sale here.