Author Visits, Nature Events & Authors for Earth Day!
I enjoy speaking at schools, libraries, conferences, book stores, book festivals, and nature centers!
As a former educator, my interactive sessions include all audience sizes and I offer tailored programs and workshops for all ages, from toddlers to seniors. My goal is to inspire even the most reluctant writers to put pen to paper and enlighten children and adults alike to view nature with new eyes. I also provide a peek at how books are created from idea to finished product - publishing de-mystified!
And YES - let's chat about hosting an Authors for Earth Day visit! An Authors for Earth Day visit can take place any time during the school year and, icing on the cake, students and schools will have the opportunity to work with regional, national and global levels of environmental conservation - simply by hosting an author visit. An A4ED visit empowers students to do real-world research while also supporting literacy, STEM curriculum, and the environment. In a nutshell, I recommend 3-5 nonprofits for students to research. Students then vote for their favorite, and I donate 50% - 100% of my speaking fee on behalf of your school to the winner. Win-win for all!
Simply email me to chat available dates and to request my author visit kit, which provides details about arranging the perfect event to celebrate and support literacy and science.
Author - Illustrator Friends Who Also Visit Schools
Below are links to illustrators I have collaborated with, as well as friends who write, illustrate, or both - who also enjoy visiting schools and libraries.
Steve Gray, illustrator of There Was a Coyote Who Swallowed a Flea, There Was an Old Martian Who Swallowed the Moon,There Was an Old Pirate Who Swallowed a Fish, There Was an Old Monkey Who Swallowed a Frog, and There Was an Old Mummy Who Swallowed a Spider, among many other books.
Susie Ghahremani, illustrator of What Will Hatch?, I Love Dirt!, Let's Go Outside!, It's a Jungle Out There!, What Will Grow? (Bloomsbury Books for Children), Stack the Cats and Balance the Birds.
COLORADO Steve Jenkins, illustrator of Mama Built a Little Nest (Beach Lane Books) and Mama Dug a Little Den, among many other books.
WASHINGTON STATE Jing Jing Tsong, illustrator of Feather and Hair, What Animals Wear (Beach Lane Books)