school visits

The Truth About Author Incomes

The more I visit with literacy gatekeepers, readers, and new children’s book writers, the more I hear the assumption that authors are wealthy.  In reality, after spending years honing their craft, often accumulating student loans for advanced degrees along the way, authors rarely make a living from the sale of their books—creations that can require… Read more »

Think School Visits Only Help the Students? Think Again!

Hello, friends! As I sit in my dining room on this cold and rainy Saturday, I am reflecting on the thirty-four schools that I have visited since mid-September. Yes, thirty four! Tomorrow, I leave for a full week of school visits in Houston, and more schools are on my calendar after that, so the number… Read more »

Everything You Want to Know About School Visits

My fellow NARRATIVE ARChaeology authors and I put together a series of articles about school visits. Below are direct links. Click here for Why Invite a Non-Fiction Author to Speak at Your School Click here for Getting the Most Out of Your School Visit Click here for The Truth About What Authors Earn Click here for How to Pay… Read more »

It’s Time for TLA 2017!

Next week brings the 2017 Texas Library Association conference in San Antonio, Texas. I look forward to the event every year. If you’ll be there, please find me and say hello. Below is my schedule. Stay tuned for more information about my latest co-venture with authors Cynthia Levinson and Susan Kralovansky, NARRATIVE ARChaeology: Teaching Kids… Read more »