I would love to visit your school! 

My books and presentations are best suited for elementary grades 3-6 and middle school grades 6-8.

About my visits:

     Prepare to be transported to the Underworld!

     Or, well, at least you can imagine the Underworld. I don't really take anyone there. That wouldn't be very nice. It's a nasty place. Trust me on this. You really wouldn't want to visit it. Not even for a day.

     But I can take you on a ride in a hot pink elevator with flashing carnival lights. Oh wait. I can't do that either. But if you build one, I will show you how to eat chocolate. Hmmm...I guess I don't need an elevator for that, now do I?

     So what can I do?

    Well, I can show you how to write a great story. I can take you on a ride through your imagination. I can teach you how to twist a classic fairy tale into a whole new adventure. Best of all, I do this with fun, interactive activities including crafts, games, and lots of story telling. And a pinch of magic, er, chocolate. But they're kind of the same thing.

Fees:

     I offer many different pricing options and cater to both public school as well as charter schools, private schools, and the homeschooling community. If you don't see a package that suits your needs, please contact me for pricing. I'm always happy to work with librarians and educators to best meet the needs of the school and the students. 
     Unfortunately, although I am often presented with opportunities to donate my time, I cannot offer free visits. Imagine how busy I'd be if I did free school visits for everyone that requested them. I'd never have time to write more books for my awesome readers! Discounts, however, are available to those who schedule multiple visits, when multiple schools in one district are involved, or when a school is in a low income area.

Package 1 - Fangtastic Package

This package includes a visit to an entire grade level for 60 minutes. There will be a 45 minute presentation and 15 minutes for a Q&A session. You supply the students, I supply the fun!

Fauquier County, VA:   $500

Up to 60 miles outside of Fauquier County, VA:     $750

Further distances, please contact me for pricing.

 

Package 2 - Frightfully Fun Package

In this package you will receive a 90 minute presentation for up to two grade levels (not to exceed 300 students). There will be a 60 minute presentation and 15 minute Q&A session. The remaining 15 minutes will be a craft activity or workshop for a small group of 30 students. Best of all I supply the crafts and the fun!

Fauquier County, VA:     $750

Up to 60 miles outside of Fauquier County, VA:     $1,000

Further distances, please contact me for pricing.

 

Package 3 - Dead-on Package

This package includes three separate grade level presentations. Each participating grade will receive a 60 minute author visit with a 45 minute presentation, and a 15 minute Q&A session. 

Fauquier County, VA:     $1,500

Up to 60 miles outside of Fauquier County, VA:     $1,750

Further distances, contact me for pricing.

 

Package 4 -  Teleportation Package

This package includes a teleportation. Just kidding. I can't do that. Yet.
Prepare to be amazed by the powers of....the internet! Yup, I'll visit your classroom through Skype, Google Hang Out, FaceTime or any other similar means. For 45 minutes I will thrill your audience with my best kept writing secrets, provide a guided tour of my office, conduct a Q&A session, as well as introduce you to some of my favorite books!

Within a 10 mile radius of planet Earth:     $100

Up to 50 miles outside of the Milky Way:  $1,000,000,000

 

Package 5 - The Read Aloud Package

Need a time out to read? Want someone else to read to your students? In this 10 minute virtual visit, I will read a sample from one of my published books. Typically only offered during Read Across America day.

Cost: FREE!

 

 

Add ons (only applied to a school visit package):

Crafty Corner: $50 A thirty minute craft for a group of up to 30 students. I supply all the necessary items excluding crayons/markers/colored pencils, glue, and scissors. Crafts are fun, creative, and grade-level appropriate.

Writing Workshop: $50 A thirty minute writing prompt session for a group of up to 30 students. An author-guided writing prompt where students are welcome to share and read aloud.