School Author Visits


I love school visits and talking to students, homeschool groups, and writers about my writing journey and process. I can do full-day or half-day assemblies or smaller presentations.

General Presentations for Students:

Custom Pod-specific presentationAre you trying to bring a little inspiration and motivation to your small learning pod? I’ll build a presentation around your objectives, whether curriculum-specific or casual.

The Writing Journey (45-60 minutes for grades 3-6. Simplified version available for grades K-2)

To write, you need ideas, patience, persistence, and grit. I will combine the themes of my books and elaborate on my writing process and research techniques. Students will be inspired by the idea that they don’t have to be perfect, and it’s okay to fail as they put one word after the other on the page.

Book-Specific Presentation for Students:

Book Reading and Q&A: I’ll be happy to read from one of my books and then answer your student questions.

Video Conferencing Sessions: I offer 15-minute free Q&A video conferencing sessions to any class of kids who read my books. I also do longer sessions for a fee. Please see below for rates and reach out via my contact page.

She Sang For India:

Using She Sang For India as the focal point, this presentation will expand on the story of M.S. Subbulakshmi and spark conversations about how anyone, no matter their background, can make a difference in the world by using their voice. Students will learn about the author’s personal inspirations for writing the story as well as the long-winded research and revising process.

Namaste Is A Greeting:

With a focus on Namaste is a Greeting, we will expand on the meaning of namaste and spark conversations about how to become aware of our own and other’s feelings to create a place of mindfulness. Students will be encouraged to write on a worksheet of questions and share their experiences.

Writing Workshops For Students:

Workshops are ideal for grades 3-5. They require students to carry a paper and pen/pencil.

We’ll dive deep into the chosen topics from below:

  1. Plot
  2. Revision
  3. Crafting Scenes
  4. Writing Realistic Animal Characters
  5. Custom Workshop

Speaker Fees:

Virtual Author Visits:

If teachers or students use one of my books for a project or classroom activity, I offer a free 15-minute virtual Q&A author visit session via your preferred online platform. Full online author visit presentations are also available and the details are below.

One virtual presentation of 30-45 minutes for grades K -8 – $150

Full day virtual presentations (Up to 3 virtual presentations) – $500

In-Person Author Visits:

Within a one-hour drive of the Eastside of Seattle, WA:

Half-day (max of 2 presentations) – $500

Full day (max of 3 presentations) – $1000

For all in-person visits that require an overnight hotel stay – $1300 per day + travel expenses for up to 3 presentations

If you decide to book a visit, you may pre-purchase my books from any local or online retailer or from my publisher. Price them as you wish for your buyers. Alternatively, I can work with a local book store to coordinate advance sales of my books, should you decide to exercise that option. I’d be happy to sign them while I’m there.

I would love to work with you to set a date in the coming school year. If you have questions, do not hesitate to write to me through the contact page.

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