Thanks so much for your interest in having me present at your school! I love meeting with students & talking about the process of making picture books.
For the 2018-2019 school year, the fee for a full day (up to four presentations) will be $800 for schools within 50 miles of Wakefield, Massachusetts. For schools outside of that area, the fee will be $1,000/day, plus travel costs (including hotel if necessary).
Each presentation can run from 30 – 60 minutes, depending on your needs, and can be tailored for separate groups of grades K-1, 2-3, or 4-5.
My presentations will go through my experiences with writing & illustration (as well as my connections to hand-drawn animation!), including gathering ideas, drafting stories, sketching, revising, and creating final art. I’ll be sure to leave time for Q&A, and may include a sneak peek into future projects or a quick drawing demo as time allows.
However, if you have a specific part of the process where you would like some extra emphasis, please let me know!
Feel free to email me anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your school visit goals.
Tips for a successful Author/Illustrator visit!
Thanks so much – I can’t wait to meet you & your students!