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Elementary School Visits:

My goal is to leave students feeling empowered to tell their own stories! We begin with a highly interactive presentation discussing where ideas come from, my pathway to becoming an author & illustrator, and the behind-the scenes of making a book, like sketching and the art-making process. Next, we dive into a collaborative activity where we talk through artistic decisions. In the past, these have included drawing and writing hi-jinx! Depending on the age, we may read the book aloud or spend more time talking about craft. 

 

Full day visits include up to four 45-minute presentations, a lunch with students, plus Q&As and book signings as desired. I am also available for shorter visits and workshops for smaller groups.

In the past, Secret Spy Society has worked wonderfully for "one book one school" programs, and presentations are tailored to engage each age level. 

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"What truly set Veronica apart was her interactive approach and undeniable enthusiasm, making the sessions not only informative but also immensely enjoyable."

 —Sue Hanson, Reading Specialist

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Testimonials:

"Veronica Mang’s visit to our K-5 elementary school was phenomenal!  She did 3 grade specific assemblies that were fun and engaging for our students.  She shared how she got her ideas for her Spy Society books and demonstrated illustrations for each assembly.  Many of our students left wanting to write and illustrate books of their own.  Veronica ate lunch with some of our older students and answered their questions.  As they walked out of the library, I heard one student say, “That was amazing and I can’t wait to work on my book when I get home!”  Veronica is a natural with children and we were fortunate to have her come to our school and inspire our readers and writers."

—Elizabeth Krout, School Librarian

"Veronica Mang proved to be an outstanding visiting author! Throughout the duration of her visit, spanning an entire school day, Veronica conducted four captivating presentations tailored to various grade levels, from kindergarten to 5th grade. Her presentations were meticulously crafted to suit the specific age groups, ensuring engagement and relevance for each audience.

What truly set Veronica apart was her interactive approach and undeniable enthusiasm, making the sessions not only informative but also immensely enjoyable. She skillfully fielded questions from the students, taking the time to provide thoughtful and thorough responses. The day with Veronica surpassed all our expectations, leaving a lasting impression on both students and faculty alike. Without hesitation, I wholeheartedly recommend Veronica Mang to any school seeking an enriching author visit. Your students and teachers are sure to cherish the experience and the valuable insights she imparts."

—Susanne Hanson, Reading Specialist

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High School, college, & adult:

As an adjunct faculty at Parsons School of Design, I love digging into the art of storytelling. When visiting high school, college, and adult groups, I share insight from my time working as a designer in the publishing industry. We focus on all aspects of the path to publication; the good, the bad, and the messy! This includes turning an idea into a book dummy, finding your stylistic voice, artistic explorations, querying agents, and a book's life from acquisition to publication. 

Visitation Fees:

In-person school visitation fees vary based on number of presentations, location, and the financial needs of your institution. Please reach out to me (veronica.mang.art@gmail.com) and the school visit team at my publisher (PYRAuthorVisits@prh.com) for an estimate. 

Looking forward to crafting an exciting experience for your students!

For visitation inquiries, please email veronica.mang.art@gmail.com and PYRAuthorVisits@prh.com

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