Focus Your Gig-Getting Energies in the New Year

The number one question authors who want to do more school visits ask me is “How can I get more gigs?” The simple answer is this: participate in activities where you are most likely to meet the people who are in a position to hire you. These people usually include librarians, teachers and teaching specialists, […]

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Read Across America Invitations

‘Tis the season for emails requesting our presence as Read Across America readers in elementary schools throughout the country.  Often, the greeting on the email is “Hi.”  This usually means that the host is casting the same message to countless authors & illustrators, hoping to reel in one or two live ones.  Occasionally, the greeting […]

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SCBWI Metro NY Talk – Getting Gigs, Delivering the Goods

With my winter coat on my back, boots on my feet and scarf wrapped tightly around my neck, this California gal is in New York for the SCBWI Winter Conference.  But the fun continues afterwards.  I’ll be visiting two schools on Long Island, then heading back to speak at The Professional Series sponsored by Metro NY […]

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Setting Fees, Getting Gigs and Delivering the Goods

If you’re at the summer SCBWI Conference at the Century Plaza Hotel in Century City, CA on Sunday, August 1, come on over to my workshop from 10:45 – 11:45 a.m. (room TBA). Our topic is School Visits; Setting Fees, Getting Gigs and Delivering the Goods.  I’ll be sharing lots of resources and looking forward […]

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