Arranging a school visit
School visits: $1500 per day, (for 3 presentations and autographing), plus mileage & expenses.
When visits require an overnight stay - I welcome the opportunity to help schools save money by arranging to have me stay at a parent's or teacher's home. I am an easy-keeper!
Vermont fee - $1000 per day (for 3 presentations) plus mileage.
I am also available for writing workshops and conferences.
If you have particular dates in mind, it is best to schedule a visit well in advance, as I visit many schools and may already be booked.
I discuss various ways of uncovering family stories and how they might be used in students' writing. I tell how my grandmother was the inspiration for my first book and show six quilts that I designed and my grandmother made, including the real Canada geese quilt.
I show several slides of my home in Vermont and the animals I've rescued.
I also show the book process, from the writing through the illustrations to the finished book.
Materials needed for presentation: slide projector and screen, 2 large tables, easel with paper and a marker.