School Visits – Letters of Agreement

When a school wants to hire you, the process usually begins with an email. With successive emails, you and the host iron out the terms and details of your author visit. While some authors then send a formal contract to the host to sign, I send a Letter of Agreement. This is essentially a contract […]

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Author Visit Worries

Even seasoned school visit presenters have moments of doubt, as do authors new to the circuit. Recently, when I did a presentation on author visits at the SCBWI North-Central California Spring Spirit Conference, the participants’ three major worries had to do with the content and pacing of their presentation, what fees to charge, and getting […]

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School Visits – Are You Easy for Hosts to Find?

It’s one thing to say that you want to do school visits. But are you making it difficult for potential host to find you?

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Should Teachers Evaluate Authors’ Presentations?

When visiting schools, authors are educators. The only way to find out if we’re on the right track with our presentations is to get feedback through evaluations.

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Understanding Schools, Avoiding Miscommunications

Life is busy for your school visit hosts. Miscommunications happen. . . But before going all “prima donna” or “pezzonovante” on them, cut schools some slack.

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How Much Should I Charge? Three Rules of Thumb

I researched school visit fees posted for author and illustrator appearances on a publisher’s site and this is what I discovered.

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Getting Invitations to Speak at Local, State and National Conferences

There are four basic ways for authors to be visible at local, state and national conferences.

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Podcast: Evergreen School Visit Advice

Grab your earbuds and turn up your speakers for some “evergreen” school visit advice on getting gigs, setting fees, handling crowds and more.

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Tips for Hotel Stays

Whether staying in a hotel for one night or a week of nights, here are some tips for making the experience a more pleasant one.

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