but you can reach me by email at email@example.com.
I’m available for speaking at schools, libraries, conferences, etc.
Below are my standard presentations and fees for 2016. Negotiation always considered.
School presentation possibilities:
What Makes It Sing: The Craft and Structure of Literature
Using examples in my published works, I explore point of view, structural elements of poetry, figurative language and alliteration.
Moving Beyond the Good Rejection: My Road to Becoming an Author
A long road including education, rejection, persistence, poetry, sign language, dragons and cats.
Good Is Not Good Enough: The Importance of Revision
A picture book that began as a poem for adults, another picture book that went through dozens of revisions and 60 rejections, a novel that began as a picture book manuscript until editors urged it into 300 pages…. Your first draft is called that for a reason.
For a story time of Goodnight, Dragons, a half-hour program including dragon songs, a reading by the author and a coloring page.
One presentation: $250
Half-day fee (two presentations): $400
Full-day fee for schools within a three-hour range (three presentations): $500
*plus travel expenses:
$.55/mile for schools outside the Elkhart area, possible hotel room
Full-day fee for schools outside of the three-hour range (three or four presentations): $600
*plus travel expenses: airfare, hotel, meals
$125 for a storytime/author presentation
plus travel expenses (see under schools)