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

Launch event at Politics & Prose in Washington, D.C. September 13, 2018 at 7 p.m.

I will be on a national book tour September 22-September 30. Please check back soon for cities and events!