23 September, 2010

Need some expert help with school visits

Hi SCBWI Friends -
I’ve just launched a new site to help children’s authors & illustrators navigate the fun, but often confusing, world of doing school visits and public appearances. It’s called: www.SchoolVisitExperts.com

Come and visit!

The purpose of this blog is to offer advice to published children’s authors & illustrators on designing quality school visit programs and managing the business side of doing appearances.

I’d love for you to jump on over, take a look, participate in the conversation – and sign-up to get the latest practical posts & handy resources.

Since 2006, I’ve been writing a column for the SCBWI Bulletin called, “The Truth About School Visits” which has struck a chord with our published (and soon-to-be-published) members. The blog expands on the practical advice experts share and offers visuals, forms and more so that you don’t have to reinvent the wheel. Why me? I know schools inside out! I do a hefty number of school visit presentations each year, am a former elementary school teacher with an M.S. in Instructional Technology and a Ph.D. in Teacher Education, and have training in drama and art. And I’m really good at scoping out terrific people who can offer guidance to us all.

But this blog isn’t about me – it’s about tapping the experiences and knowledge of all kinds of school visit experts from across the country – and even across the world – as we help each other gain skills to create and deliver quality programs for audiences everywhere.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

All best wishes,


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