Kristy Dempsey - October 14th, 2019-October 18th, 2019
Kristy Dempsey is the author of eight picture books. Her presentations are typically for elementary students, but she does have workshops for middle and high school students. The cost is $1250 per day with a max of 6 sessions. Meals, transportation, and lodging will also need to be provided. Travel is included within Greenville County when the author is already in the area. Contact to discuss fees for single presentations or half days. Please email [email protected]addiction.com if you are interested in hosting Kristy Dempsey at your school.
Eric Litwin - February 2020
Eric Litwin is the author of the Pete the Cat books. He is going to be doing author visits with several schools in Upstate SC in February of 2020. Eric plays two 45 minute concerts per school with interactive songs and stories. He asks that there be no more than 300 students per show. The cost is $1,650 per school, plus shared travel. He asks that at least six venues book him, and he plays two per day. Please email [email protected] if you are interested in hosting Eric Litwin at your school.
Alicia Williams is available to do at least 2 author presentations on Friday, October 18th, 2019 in accordance with ReadUp. Alicia can present to any size audience. Each presentation requires a minimum purchase of 20 books, but Title I schools can apply for an exemption. Early Friday morning presentations may also require the school to cover a Thursday night hotel room. Please email [email protected] if you are interested in hosting Alicia Williams at your school.
Kekla Magoon is available to do up to 3 author presentations on Monday, October 21st, 2019 in accordance with ReadUp. Kekla prefers audiences of 100+. Her presentation is best suited to grades 8-12. Please email [email protected] if you are interested in hosting Kekla Magoon at your school.
Mark Oshiro is available to do two large presentations or four small presentations on Friday, October 18th, 2019 in accordance with ReadUp. His presentations are best suited to grades 8-12. Generally, his presentations (including Q&A and signing) last 60-90 minutes. His rate is $800 for a half day (4 hours), or $1500 for a full day (anything beyond 4 hours). He will waive this fee if books are purchased for students in the presentations. The school will also need to cover a hotel stay for Thursday night. Please email [email protected] if you are interested in hosting Mark Oshiro at your school.
Cinda Williams Chima
Cinda Williams Chima is available to do 2 author presentations on Friday, October 18th, 2019 in accordance with ReadUp. She can do two presentations at one school, or one presentation each at two schools. Her earliest start time is 10am. Cinda can present to any size audience. She charges $250 per presentation requires a purchase of 10 books, any combination of her thirteen titles. She prefers if students are introduced to one or more of her books ahead of time. Please email [email protected] if you are interested in hosting Cinda Williams Chima at your school.
Middle School-High School
Emily 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 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.
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 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.
Scott Reintgen is a regional author. His presentations are best suited for both middle and elementary audiences. He will waive his honorarium if the school will purchase 40 books per presentation. The school will still be responsible for mileage from Raleigh/Durham, as well as hotel stay. Scott prefers to do 2 presentations per day. Please email [email protected]addiction.com if you are interested in hosting Scott Reintgen at your school.
Jessica Khoury is a regional author whose presentations are best suited for 6th-12th grades. The cost is $150/hour plus travel expenses
, and Jessica asks that books be made available for students to read prior to her visit. If an in person visit is not possible, she also offers Skype sessions at a reduced rate ($50/half hour). Her presentations can cover small classes up to full auditoriums. Jessica hosts an interactive hour designed to actively engage students in learning about the writing and publishing process through games, Q&A, and a powerpoint presentation. She will also be available to sign books afterwards. Please email [email protected]addiction.com if you are interested in hosting Jessica Khoury at your school.
Todd Gallicano is a regional author whose presentations are best suited for 4th-7th grades. He is willing to do free school visits, and can do up to four presentations in a day. Please email [email protected]addiction.com if you are interested in hosting Todd Gallicano at your school.
Ching Yeung Russell
Ching Yeung Russell is an author who is new to the area. Her presentations are best suited for 4th-8th grades. The cost is $850 for three sessions or $1,100 for four sessions (45-50 minutes each) in one day. No more than 100 students per session, and one session cannot be divided into two presentations. The author cannot do two sessions in one school and two in another school on the same day. If the school which initially invites her finds other schools nearby for another author visit, that school will get a $100 reduction of the total fee. For a special event lasting up to an hour in the evening within the community or out of town, the fee is $500. For out-of-town events, traveling expenses, room and board must also be provided. Please email [email protected]addiction.com if you are interested in hosting Ching Yeung Russell at your school.
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 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 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. 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]
if you are interested in hosting A.M. Morgen at your school.
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 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. 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 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 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.