School Visits

I love meeting students and discussing my books. I have experience as a secondary school English and writing teacher, as well as a professional editor and magazine writer. My books are also great teaching tools. Check out the educator’s page for teacher’s guides.

I am available for a limited number of school visits. If you are interested, please read the following guidelines before contacting me:

The most successful author visits are ones where students have read the book. The kids get so much more out of a visit when they’re familiar with the book and excited to meet the author. Therefore, I require the students I’ll be speaking with to have read one of my books before I visit.

Rates for the 2018-2019 school year:

  • $1250/ day plus travel and lodging expenses for out of town schools.
  • $1000/ day for local schools.

These rates cover a full-day visit with one larger presentation and up to 2 small group sessions or 3 small group sessions, as well as book signing and lunch with students.

I give discounts to a limited number of Title 1 schools. I also give priority and a free signed book to out-of-town schools that partner with Title 1 local schools for a visit.

My presentation is tailored for 4th through 9th grades. I will discuss my most recent book and the real history and events that inspired it, as well as the writing process.

Conference and other speaking rates vary. Please contact me directly for details.

Events Calendar

September 1, 2018

4p.m. panel, AJC Decatur Book Festival, Decatur, Georgia

September 13, 2018

7p.m. Launch event, Politics & Prose, Washington, D.C.

I will be on a national book tour September 22-September 30 visiting schools, book stores and festivals. Those open to the public include:

September 22, 2018

1:30p.m.-4p.m.Symphony Space Thalia Kids’ Book Club Camp, New York, NY. An afternoon with Katherine Marsh including games, conversation, book signing, writing activities and more for kids ages 10-14.

September 23, 2018

3 p.m. Books Of Wonder, New York, NY (84th Street location)

September 28-30, 2018

Harbor Springs Festival, Harbor Springs, Michigan

9-11 p.m. October 7, 2018

NAIBA (New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association) Fall Bookseller Trade Show “Wine Down Reception.” Baltimore, MD

October 13, 2018

Tweens Read, Houston, Texas