School and Event Visits


I love meeting students and discussing my books and writing. I have experience as a secondary school English and writing teacher, as well as a professional editor and journalist. I have presented at elementary, middle and high schools across the country and the world. My books are also great read-aloud and teaching tools. Check out the educator’s page for teachers’ guides.

This past winter, I spoke to 3,000 students about The Lost Year. Here is one school librarian’s reaction:

This morning, Katherine Marsh visited our school
to talk about her latest book, The Lost Year
(released Tuesday, Jan 17th). She has definitely set
the bar high for my favorite 2023 best middle
school historical fiction novel!! Her presentation
was informative, thought provoking, engaging, – for
both students & adults….. just FANTASTIC!!

I have also presented at numerous conferences and book festivals including the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE); Los Angeles Times Festival of Books; Miami Book Festival; AJC Decatur Book Festival; Tweens Read (Houston, TX); All Pikes Peak Read (Colorado Springs, CO); Harbor Springs Festival of the Book (Harbor Springs; MI) BYU Books for Young Readers Symposium (Provo, UT); and Gaithersburg Book Festival. English and History teachers, I will also be presenting in fall 2023 at the NCTE and NCSS conferences.

If you are interested in a school visit, Q&A session, book festival, conference or other speaking event, please contact How Now Booking for my availability and rates (discounts available for Title 1 schools).