I do high school, middle school and elementary visits all over the country.
“Hoboes” – a PowerPoint presentation on Soupy Leaves Home and the history of Hoboes. Grades 3-12
“Science in Science Fiction” – a PowerPoint presentation featuring the book series TIN STAR / STONE IN THE SKY Grades 6-12.
“The Artist’s Journey” – a PowerPoint presentation featuring my road to publication, how I became an artist and a breakdown of creative process of one novel. Grades 6-12.
“Writing Comics” – a PowerPoint presentation talking about how to read and write comics Grades 6-12. *this can be tailored to elementary schools in combination with reading ODD DUCK.*
“Modern (Super)heroines” – a PowerPoint presentation featuring the examination of female characters from my own creator owned characters, like Tula Bane (Tin Star), Shade to iconic characters like Princess Leia . Grades 6-12.
“Heroes and Villians” – a writing workshop where we discuss and do exercises. Grades 6-12.
“Odd Duck” – Read aloud with PowerPoint of the book. Grades K-3 includes coloring page.
“Book Club” – K-12. I will do a bookclub visit. All students will have read an agreed upon book and we will have an in depth discussion about the book. This is like a backstage pass to crafting a novel or comic book.
I am happy to work with your school and/or district to come up with a visit option that fits your budget! It is preferable that there be pre-order book sales and/or book sales on site. I’m happy to help you organize with a local independent bookstore.
- Los Angeles Area: $250/school – 2 classes or assemblies $500/ all day
- Regional California: $600/school + travel (train or plane)
- Everywhere Else: $1800/day*, plus travel and hotel, but I offer discounts for multiple schools over one or more days
*I can to visit up to two schools per day, with up to two presentations per school. I’m happy to do a lunch period with a book signing at no additional charge.
It is always preferred that the school / class is familiar with at least one of my books.
Primarily question and answers sessions with classrooms, book clubs, and library groups, either about a specific book or my body of work, these sessions can be tailored to your needs and range in price from $100-$200 for 15 to 45 minutes.