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Heather E. Schwartz – Author Visit

BOCES ID

315

For

K-2, 3-5, Middle School, High School

Categories

Nonfiction, Fiction, Creative Writing, Social Studies, Science

Curriculum

ELA, The Arts, Science, Social Studies

Costs

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

Dates Available

Throughout the school year

Program Theme

Want to grow up to be a children’s book author? You can!

Program Description

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.

 

Phone

(518) 429-5168

Address

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

[ratings]

“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

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