I have been doing author visits since 2016 and love doing them. As a picture book and middle grade author, two of my favorite things are books and writing. I would love to work with your students and share my enthusiasm on these subjects, getting them excited about reading and writing as well.
Contact me at email@example.com for more info.
For the 2023-2024 school year, I am available for in-person and virtual visits. Presentation options are listed below and can be adjusted for all grade levels. Also, I’m more than happy to work with you to design a custom program to fit your needs.
The question I get more often than any other is “where do you get your ideas?” In this presentation I’ll share the origins of some of my published books, then talk about all the different places ideas come from. Along the way, we’ll create some fun ideas together.
One fun part about being an author is seeing how a picture book is made from start to finish. In this presentation I’ll share all the fun details, including sketches and last second changes!
As authors, we build characters from scratch, just like Dr. Frankenstein, choosing all the best parts for our creation. But a character without a story, doesn’t mean as much. In this presentation, the students and I will work together to create a character to fit a story of our choosing.
Making changes to a story can seem like one of the hardest parts of writing . . . but it’s where the real magic happens. First, I’ll share some revision examples from my own books. Then we’ll discuss some tips and tricks to revise their own writing.
Sometimes the best inspiration for our writing comes from our own lives. I’ll use examples from my books, giving insider information about things that really happened, and things that didn’t. Then we’ll use some writing prompts to help your students create their own stories.
What does an author do all day? The obvious answer is “write,” but that’s not always true. In this presentation I’ll share all the glamorous (and not so glamorous) details about what it’s like to be an author.
In writing, few things are quite as discouraging as criticism and rejections, but they also play a key role in improving your craft, which is necessary for success. In this presentation we’ll talk about embracing your failures and learning from your mistakes.
Presentations run from 20-30 for the youngers, and 40-60 minutes for older students, including a Q&A period. (see pricing below)
Interested in booking a visit, or have questions? Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a conference or event organizer and would like me to speak at your event please email me at email@example.com.
Virtual Q&A Visits: I offer a limited number of free virtual visits ($100 value) via Skype, Zoom, or Google Hangouts. We’ll get together for a fifteen minute Q&A where I’ll tell the kids a little bit about being an author and answer their questions. To see available openings, click HERE. I also do several visits for World Read Aloud Day (WRAD) (sign-up HERE), and for Read Across America (contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a time)
* I offer a discount to schools in Cache Valley, UT. Please mention this in your initial email.
Travel fees may be shared between schools.
I travel from Logan, Utah.
Please note, most 2-hour drives require lodging. Some do not. Hotel accommodations and mileage/airfare may be shared between schools, if applicable.
*For information on presentation options, see descriptions above.
Recording Janet’s virtual visits is not allowed without permission.
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A different discount may be extended for your unique situation. Please talk to me about your school and budget