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school & library visits

I enjoy presenting and signing books at schools, libraries, conferences, book stores, events, and even on TV. I'm thankful for the invitations and the warm hospitality. I'd love to add your group to the following list!  

  • Academy Adventures

  • American Association of School Librarians

  • Angel Charity for Children  

  • Anthem Library

  • Arizona Book Festival, Phoenix

  • AZ Omicron Alpha Delta Kappa

  • Arizona Reading Association State Conferences

  • Arizona State Library Association Annual Conference

  • Arizona Young Authors' Conferences, Casa Grande

  • Barnes and Noble Educator's Day

  • Barnes and Noble Story Time

  • Bookman's Children's Authors Book Fair

  • Borders Children's Book Week Reading

  • Cottonwood Elementary School, Casa Grande

  • Country Meadows Elementary, Peoria

  • Delta Kappa Gamma

  • Dusenberry-River Center Branch Library

  • Eckstrom-Columbus Branch Library

  • Geasa-Marana Branch Library

  • Happy Trails Preschool

  • Heard Museum

  • Himmel Park Branch Library

  • Joel D. Valdez Main Library

  • Kid's Center

  • Kirk-Bear Canyon Branch Library

  • KUAT PBS Channel 6--Arizona Illustrated

  • Libraries Limited Annual Luncheon

  • Marana Library

  • Marana Youth Arts Festival

  • Mesa Verde Elementary School

  • Mesquite Elementary, Gilbert

  • Miller-Golf Links Branch Library

  • Mission Branch Library

  • Murphy-Wilmont Branch Library

  • North Mountain Park

  • Oro Valley Library Book Festival

  • Palm Valley Elementary, Litchfield Park

  • Quincie Douglas Branch Library

  • R.H. Johnson Library

  • Rio Salado Community College

  • Robins Elementary

  • Sabino Canyon Bookstore

  • Santa Rosa Branch Library

  • Sonoran Science Academy

  • Southwest Branch Library

  • St. Andrews Preschool

  • St. Marks Preschool

  • Sunshine School, Oro Valley

  • The West

  • Tucson Festival of Books

  • Twin Peaks Elementary School, Marana

  • Valencia Branch Library

  • Westwind Primary School, Phoenix

  • Wheeler Taft Abbett Branch Library

  • Whole Foods River Road

  • Wickenburg Holiday Market

  • Woods Memorial Branch Library

  • Yarnell Elementary School

Tips for a Successful Author Visit

  • Enlist the support and enthusiasm of your faculty and colleagues. 

  • Set several possible dates and plan early. 

  • Please remind teachers to remain in the room and to 
    participate in the author's presentation. This has a positive influence on student behavior and allows for more in-depth follow-up after the presentation. 

  • Brainstorm with students about questions they might ask the author. Older students can write questions to be pulled from a 'hat' as time allows. 

  • The library or resource room are good settings for 
    presentations. Make sure the room can be darkened for use of A/V equipment. 

  • Many schools hold a book sale to help offset author's fees. If so, the author’s books need to be preordered well in advance of the visit.

  • Team up with neighboring schools in your district to share expenses.  


Past Appearances

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