School Visits

Young Writers Workshop

Dear Young Writer,   I have been making short books, and longer books, for a LONG time. Each book is different, but they are all built of the same ingredients: packets of 8 pages called signatures filled with words and pictures. I hope these tips and tricks help you make more books of your own. […]

Thanks for the Invitation!

Here’s a taste of what to expect and tips on how to prepare your students for a school visit.  What will I bring? I will bring books to display, a laptop and digital projector, a portable sound system, my drawing crayons and autographing pens. I can bring books to sell, or you can partner with a local bookstore or  order directly from the publishers. What will […]

Let’s Get Personal!

      I will create a personalized bookmark for the day of my visit and send to to you ahead of time  so you can reproduce and pass out copies on the day of my visit.   As my 4th presentation I like to do an art project with a selected group of students.  Here are […]

Sample Author Day press release

  You can get coverage from your local press by inviting them to cover my visit. Here is a sample press release you can customize and use:   For Immediate Release: (Insert Date here)  Contact:  (Put a name, telephone number, and e-mail of someone in charge of hosting the visit)       XYZ School to Host Children’s Book Author/Illustrator […]

All About the Books

I can bring books to sell on Author Day   I have over 60 published books. You may pre-order many books from me prior to my visit and I can bring more on the day I visit. Some titles are out of print and I have the only remaining supplies. Ask me for a book […]

My Author Day Wish List

  My Author Day Wish List    I will bring my own laptop, digital projector, microphone/sound system, and special drawing crayons.    I would like your school to provide:    1. An attentive and well-prepared audience Students should be familiar with many of my books and will have done some sort of art project before my visit. 2. A really DARK room! […]

State Symbol Molas

One of the Art Projects I do with students is make Panamanian Molas designed to depict their state animal and plant symbols. I have created patterns for the state symbols of California and the state symbols of Utah.