I spend upwards of 60 days each year visiting schools around the country, and working with elementary school students in grades K-6.
It's a great joy to be able to speak with young readers and writers, and to reinforce the messages ("add more details!") which their own teachers are sending in the classroom.
In fact, I'm an author/illustrator today because of an author visit to my elementary school when I was in 5th grade. So I know firsthand some of the positive effects that can come from a lively and informative author visit.
If you're interested in a high-energy, curriculum-enhancing program that's been called "the best author visit we've ever had," please contact me to talk about what I can do in your school!
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How to arrange a visit: Contact my school visit agent, Janet Zade of Zade Educational Partners, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can e-mail me directly to talk about setting up a visit, at email@example.com.
Getting the most from a visit: some tips on how to make a visit from Brian Lies the strongest it can be.
Book Sales: I'm happy to sign books during a school visit, but I don't require book sales. Click here for a sample book order form, and publisher information.
"But my school can't afford an author visit!" Don't be fooled by this mindset.
IT CAN BE DONE. Scholastic has some great ideas on how to fund author visits here.