school visit info

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.

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