I love school visits and would love to join your school or conference! See below for more information.
Elementary School Visits:
My goal is to leave students feeling empowered to tell their own stories! We begin with an 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, I read my book to the students and wrap up with a drawing demonstration or group activity (past activities include a hijinx-filled interactive Mad-Libs!). We wrap up with a Q&A. If there’s any special topics you would like me to share with the students I am happy to customize.
Full day visits include up to 4 45-minute presentations, Q&A, and book signing. I am also available for half day visits consisting of two presentations as well as break-out workshops for smaller groups. I love to meet students in person but am happy to present virtually as needed.
I love to personalize book during my visit. Book purchases can be coordinated with my team at Penguin Random House, or through your local book store.
High School, college, & adult:
When visiting high school & adult groups, 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, querying agents, and a books life from acquisition to publication. I am happy to bring originally pieces of art to share as well. I also share tips & tricks learned from my time in the publishing industry as a book designer.
In-person school visits begin at $500 for a single presentation in the New York Metro area.
Please note that I am based in Jersey City and do not have a car.
Any visitations outside of the New York City & Jersey City areas must include transportation (and lodging as needed).