Author Visits

A NOTE ABOUT IN-PERSON VISITS: After carefully following news about the continued spread of COVID-19, school and state vaccination and masking policies, and how the pandemic continues to affect school communities, I have concluded that it is still unwise to visit schools in person. I will reevaluate this decision in the spring of 2022. As for now, all school and library programs will continue to be virtual. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Program Offerings for Schools, Libraries, and Homeschool Groups

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All programs are available to school, library, and homeschool groups.

*At this time, all programs are virtual

45-Minute Program Options: $250*

Read Aloud and Q&A

Read aloud of up to 2 books and a Q&A session

Author Talk

Short presentation about how to become an author and an author’s day, then a Q&A session

Read and Craft

Read aloud of 1 book and then author facilitates a quick art activity based on the story

*$400 for two back-to-back, 45-min programs

90-Minute Writing Workshops: $400

Missing Page

Read-aloud of 1 book and creative writing activity in which students produce an additional “missing” page of the story.

Celebrating Identity & Diversity

Read aloud of Mommy’s Khimar then students write poetry about sacred objects from their families, cultures, and faiths.

Mining for and Refining Story Ideas

In between read alouds of 2 or 3 books, the author will discuss process for finding these story ideas and have students practice these processes to come up with ideas too.

Seeking Social Justice

Children will identify social injustices in their community then write stories or poetry about taking action. A read aloud of 1 book included.

Picture Book Creation

We’ll look at our favorite picture books and talk about the parts of picture books before writing and sharing our own. A read aloud of 1 book included.

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