K-2, 3-5, Middle School, High School
Nonfiction, Fiction, Creative Writing, Social Studies, Science
ELA, The Arts, Science, Social Studies
Special 2021-2022 Rates!
In-school visits (same day)
1 program……… $260
2 programs……. $510
3-4 programs…. $1,000
Virtual visits…….$160 per program
Program length: 30-45 minutes
Additional costs may apply for travel outside New York’s Capital Region
Throughout the school year
Want to grow up to be a children’s book author? You can!
As a work-for-hire author, I’ve been writing children’s books since 2006, for publishers including Scholastic, Capstone Press, Lerner Publishing Group, Teacher Created Materials, and Learning A-Z, and brands including Disney, Sesame Street, Time for Kids, and the Smithsonian.
Work-for-hire authoring is a great way to work as a writer and I love telling students about it. It’s easy to explain (a lot like getting an assignment from a teacher) and a fantastic future career opportunity for creative students who love writing both fiction and nonfiction.
My program covers:
- my personal path as an author,
- how work-for-hire works,
- how I write both fiction and nonfiction,
- and the publishing process.
Throughout the program, I use my published books as examples. Most of my titles are hi-lo books designed to draw in reluctant readers. Students often enjoy hearing about my Minecraft books and celebrity bios (Taylor Swift is a popular one!). My history and science books, including “The Science of a Race Car” and “The Foul, Filthy American Frontier,” also focus on making reading – and educational topics – fun.
My standard program is 30-45 minutes, including time for questions.
Burnt Hills NY 12027
Recommendations and Reviews
“The class enjoyed it and especially loved how you wrote a book about Minecraft! We were so excited to see 5 of your books in our school library!” – Jill Ollari, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Central School District