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Author Visit Opportunities


Author visits are a great way to motivate students to read and write. For your convenience we've tried to compile the latest information we have from local and regional authors about their terms but please note that terms are subject to change and all cost information should be verified with the author. To book an author or for more information please email Fiction Addiction.

 

Regional Authors

 

Middle School-High School


Emily B. MartinHeart of IronEmily B. Martin

Emily B. Martin is a young adult author local to Clemson, SC. Emily prefers to present to small groups of 20-30 students, but can do larger presentations if desired. She is both an author and an illustrator (she did her book covers!), so she can present/do a demonstration in an art class, or present on the writing process, worldbuilding, writing a satisfying story arc, writing nature adventures and rugged characters, adventure girls and science guys, fantasy in general, etc. The cost would be $139.80 (a minimum purchase of 20 paperback books per presentation), along with tax and gas reimbursement. The recommended age range is 8th grade and up. Please email [email protected] if you are interested in hosting Emily B. Martin at your school. 







Ashley PostonHeart of IronAshley Poston

Ashley Poston is a young adult author who resides in Columbia, SC. She is available on October 19th as a part of the ReadUp festival. Presentation size and cost are TBA. The recommended age range is 8th grade and up. Please email [email protected] if you are interested in hosting Ashley Poston at your school.










 

Beth RevisHeart of IronBeth Revis

New York Times bestselling author Beth Revis is available for author visits after noon on Friday, October 19th, 2018 in conjunction with the ReadUp Festival. She can also be scheduled for school visits any time before or after the festival for a small additional fee to cover travel expenses. Beth is the author of multiple New York Times bestselling books across multiple genres: contemporary, fantasy, and science fiction, including ones in the Star Wars universe, as well as a series of nonfiction books suitable for teens about writing and publishing. Beth has three programs to offer. Her large keynote speech can be given to any size, from 7th to 12th grade students, for a fee of $500. The topic is on inspiration and working hard to achieve goals. Beth also has a writing workshop suitable for 5th grade and up that teaches students creative writing in a fun new way. The fee is $10/student, minimum 10 students and maximum 35, and includes a copy of a 50 page workbook that the students get to keep. Lastly, Beth is willing to do a classroom or school-wide question-and-answer session for ReadUp Greenville at no charge, with a purchase or 25 of Beth's books donated to the school or students. Please email [email protected] if you are interested in hosting Beth Revis at your school.








Jessica LeakeBeyond a Darkened ShoreJessica Leake

Jessica Leake is a local young adult author. She is a part of the ReadUp festival, and is available on October 19th from 10am on. She is willing to do a presentation to whatever size audience the school prefers. Jessica can present on 11th century Irish and Viking history, Celtic and Norse mythology, general writing/publication, and can do a Q&A. The cost is $400, or an equivalent book purchase. The recommended audience is ages fourteen and up. P

lease email [email protected] if you are interested in hosting Jessica Leake at your school. 






Elementary School

 

Christa MillerRaccoon RescueChrista Miller


Christa Miller is the author of Raccoon Rescue, a book inspired by her volunteer work for Izzie's Pond, a nonprofit animal rescue. Her presentations are best suited for ages 6-9, and are dyslexia friendly. The cost is $450 for all-day; single session rates are negotiable. Please email [email protected] if you are interested in hosting 
Christa Miller at your school. 

 






Jonathan VossRaccoon RescueJonathan D. Voss

Jonathan D. Voss is a regional illustrator. His presentations are typically aimed at 1st through 3rd graders, although they can be tailored for older students. Jonathan talks about how he makes a picture, and how a picture book is made. He also does an interactive time with the students where they create they beginnings of a story and he illustrates it based on their ideas. He then takes the students through the editing process, where he shows them how to make the story and illustrations even better. In addition, he will bring in original finished art, sketches, and printed pieces, as well as do a Q&A. The cost is $400 for half day and $550 for a full day, plus any incurred traveling expenses. Please email [email protected] if you are interested in hosting Jonathan D. Voss at your school. 

 




Jo HacklSmack DabJo Watson Hackl

Jo Watson Hackl is a Greenville author. Her presentations are best suited for middle school students. She charges $750 for a full-day or the school can instead purchase $750 worth of her books from Fiction Addiction (preferably to donate to needy students). Please email [email protected] if you are interested in hosting Jo Watson Hackl at your school. 

 






A.M. MorgenThe InventorsA.M. Morgen

A.M. Morgen is a regional middle grade author. Her presentations are best suited for upper elementary and middle school audiences. The cost is $250 for a half-day visit, and $500 for a full day. Please email [email protected]
addiction.com if you are interested in hosting A.M. Morgen at your school. 

 






Nora CarpenterYoga Frog

Nora Carpenter

Nora Carpenter is the author of the picture book Yoga Frog. She gives class presentations for elementary school students. These interactive sessions include a reading of the book with yoga poses, breathing exercises, additional yoga poses/games, and a Q&A. She is willing to tailor sessions if schools have a particular want/need in mind. Nora offers several different rates. A half-day (1 all- grade presentation OR 2 individual class sessions) is $250. Full Day Option A (2 all-grade presentations OR up to 4 individual class sessions, or a combo) is $375. Full Day Option B (3 all-grade presentations OR 2 all-grade and 2 individual class sessions) is $450. If another school in the area also books Nora for the same or the following day, both schools receive a $50 discount. Please email [email protected] if you are interested in hosting Nora Carpenter at your school. 

 



Kate BeasleyLions and LiarsKate Beasley

Kate Beasley is a middle grade author. Her presentations are best suited to 2nd-6th graders, and she is happy to do large or small groups. She shares with students what the daily life of a writer is like, and explores the writing and publishing process. The presentation also includes group writing exercises and a Q&A. The cost is $2000 a day. If applicable, the school will be responsible to pay for airfare; Kate will book the cheapest flight available and send receipts to the school. Kate will cover any other expenses (hotel, food, etc.) herself. The school should provide books for sale, and send home order forms before the visit. Kate also loves to do virtual visits through Skype or Google Hangouts, and does these for free. Please email [email protected] if you are interested in hosting Kate Beasley at your school. 

 






Shelli R JohannesCece Loves ScienceShelli R. Johannes

Shelli R. Johannes is the author of books for all ages, from picture books to young adult fiction. She can speak to students of any age, on topics ranging from Creative Writing 101 to From Spark to Novel. The workshops also come with a study guide, reading, and activities. The cost is $450 per session. Please email [email protected] if you are interested in hosting Shelli R. Johannes at your school. 

 





John Claude BemisBemisJohn Claude Bemis

John Claude Bemis is a regional author with more than 12 years of classroom teaching experience. He would love to come and get your students excited about reading and writing! He can do 3-4 presentations within a school day, customized to the best fit of your school. He has options available for students ranging from kindergarten to 12th grade. The cost is $900 per day, plus travel (mileage from Hillsborough, NC along with a hotel if the visit requires overnight stay). Please email [email protected] if you are interested in hosting John Claud Bemis at your school.

 






Stacy McAnultyMiscalculations of a Lightning GirlStacy McAnulty


Stacy McAnulty is a regional author who can do presentations for students ranging from kindergarten to eighth grade. The cost for a full day visit would be $1000 plus travel (est: hotel at $45, and food at $25). Please email [email protected] if you are interested in hosting Stacy McAnulty at your school.











Ali StandishThe Ethan I Was BeforeAli Standish


Ali Standish is a regional author who can do presentations for students ranging from third to ninth grade. The cost for a full day visit (up to four assemblies/classroom workshops, lunch & signing) would be $1000 plus travel, including one night's stay at a hotel. For presentation types, click here. Please email [email protected] if you are interested in hosting Ali Standish at your school.











Barbara O'ConnorWonderlandBarbara O'Connor


Barbara O'Connor is a regional author who can do presentations for students within 100 miles of Asheville, NC. The cost for a full day visit, which includes three 50 minute sessions, would be $1,500 plus hotel for the night before and mileage based on current IRS rates. Please email [email protected] if you are interested in hosting Barbara O'Connor at your school.










Linda AshmanWilliam's Winter NapLinda Ashman


Linda Ashman lives in North Carolina and is the author of forty picture books. She loves talking to kids about the writing process - from the initial idea to the published book - and the importance of imagination, revision, and resilience in any sort of creative effort. Beginning in March 2019, she's available for school visits on Fridays only (optimal grade levels:1st through 5th), and can customize the content based on age and teachers' preferences. The fee for 3 consecutive presentations is $1200 (including travel). Please email [email protected] if you are interested in hosting Linda Ashman at your school.





Susan MontanariHip Hop LollipopSusan Montanari


Susan Montanari is a regional author who can do presentations for students ranging from kindergarten through third grade. She will do two classroom sessions with no more than thirty students per group for $300 plus travel expenses. This fee will be waived with a purchase of 50 of her books from Fiction Addiction, but travel expenses still apply. Please email [email protected] if you are interested in hosting Susan Montanari at your school.










Constance Lombardo and Rebecca PetruckLombardo PetruckConstance Lombardo and Rebecca Petruck


Constance Lombardo and Rebecca Petruck are regional authors who can do presentations for students ranging from fourth through sixth grade. They will do two presentations in one day for groups of 50-75 students. Their presentation includes a drawing demonstration from Constance, and a demonstration of how to eat bugs from Rebecca. The cost is $1500. Please email [email protected] if you are interested in hosting Constance Lombardo and Rebecca Petruck at your school.










Paul Tillery IVThundercluckPaul Tillery IV


Paul Tillery IV is a regional author who can do presentations for students ranging from second through fifth grade. He will do class presentations for $200 per presentation. Pre-order forms are required. Please email [email protected] if you are interested in hosting Paul Tillery IV at your school.











 

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