I do high school and middle school visits all over the country. My multimedia presentations focus on my road to publication, including my varied background as an opera singer, circus performer, and cartoon voice over artist, my transition to fiction, and my book inspirations.
“How Did I Get Here?” – a PowerPoint presentation featuring video clips, book trailers, photos, inspiration boards, and nerdy high school photos, detailing my journey from performer to opera singer to cartoon voice over artist and, eventually, to young adult author. A great mix of humor, interaction, and engaging visuals, followed by a question and answer session. Grades 6-12. 50 minutes.
“The Road to Publication” – a PowerPoint presentation featuring my road to publication, from my first completed novel (which racked up over a hundred rejections) to finding my voice in young adult fiction and a publishing deal with HarperCollins. A shorter, more streamlined talk focusing only on writing and the publishing industry, followed by a question and answer session. Grades 6-12. 30 minutes.
- Los Angeles Area: $500/school
- Orange County/San Diego/Santa Barbara: $600/school + $0.50/mile travel reimbursement
- Everywhere Else: $1250/day*, plus travel and hotel, but I offer discounts for multiple schools over one or more days
*I can to visit up to two schools per day, with up to two presentations per school. I’m happy to do a lunch period with a book signing at no additional charge.
In addition, I am happy to work with your school and/or district to come up with a visit option that fits your budget!
I also offer Skype sessions at a discounted rated. Primarily question and answers sessions with classrooms, book clubs, and library groups, either about a specific book or my body of work, these sessions can be tailored to your needs and range in price from $100-$200 for 15 to 45 minutes.
RECENT SCHOOL VISITS:
- North Thurston High School – Lacey, WA
- River Ridge High School – Lacey, WA
- Timberline High School – Lacey, WA
- Olympia High School – Olympia, WA
- Capital High School – Olympia, WA
- Tumwater High School – Tumwater, WA
- Black Hills High School – Tumwater, WA
- Kamiak High School – Mukilteo, WA
- Mariner High School – Everett, WA
- Van Nuys High School – Van Nuys, CA
- El Rancho Charter Middle School – Anaheim Hills, CA
- Hyde Park Middle School – Las Vegas, NV
- El Segundo Middle School – El Segundo, CA
- Mira Costa High School – Manhattan Beach, CA
- Torrance High School – Torrance, CA
- George Washington Carver Middle School – Los Angeles, CA
- Felicitas and Gonzalo Mendez Learning Center – Los Angeles, CA
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