Speaking

Interested in having me speak in your school, class, conference, or bookstore? I’m an enthusiastic speaker and National Board Certified teacher who loves to meet people and talk about books, writing, and pursuing your dreams. I’m now a full-time writer, so I’m available Monday-Friday. I love doing both in-person school visits and Skype visits (for free, but read below for more info). My calendar fills up quick, so let me know if you’d like more information!

School Visits

I absolutely love visiting schools! I have different assembly-style presentations for all age groups from kindergarten to high school, as well as a Writers Workshop that can also be adjusted for kids from 1st grade up. For information about speaking fees or availability, please feel free to send me a message. My calendar fills up quickly, though, so don’t dawdle!

Skype Visits    

I love visiting with classes and Book Clubs via Skype! It’s a great, easy way to connect with readers. However, starting in the 2017-18 school year, I will be limiting my availability. After doing sometimes as many as fifteen Skypes a week, I realized that unfortunately it was really starting to interfere with my writing time. So I’ll be limiting myself to three Skypes a week from now on. If your class, grade or Book Club has read one of my books, send me a message and we can get a Skype visit scheduled! I’m generally available after 8:30am PST, and visits usually go for about half and hour.