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Elementary school visits typically consist of a 45 minute visual presentation in which I introduce myself, read from one of my books and explain my creative process from start to finish through a series of slides. At the end of the visual presentation, I engage the students in brainstorming activities through creative exercises using art and imagination. For full day visits, I can also spend 30-45 minutes in individual classrooms to teach creative writing intensives. Teachers can choose specific areas of focus which include story structure, character building, finding your voice, perspective and show don't tell. I teach these topics using creative games as well as writing and illustration exercises.  

Lastly, I distribute leave behinds for teachers and students that include coloring pages and creative exercises. My school visits are recommended for grades K-3.



(includes 1 visual presentation, group games and leave behind materials)  

•Travel and hotel accommodation costs are additional if applicable.


(includes up to 4 visual presentations, individual classroom intensives and leave behind materials)

*Travel and hotel accommodation costs are additional if applicable.

Bookstore or library visits consist of a reading of one or more of
my books as well as a 
fun correlating craft activity followed by book signings


In addition to author appearances, I am available to teach creative writing classes or
weekend workshops at local bookstores and libraries. 
Recommended for grades 3-6


I ask that schools please print and circulate my AUTHOR VISIT FLYER among students
2-3 weeks prior to my visit to
 encourage book sales. I am more than happy to stay after the presentations to personalize and sign any books that are purchased.

For publicity and event inquiries, 
please contact Jamie Tan at Candlewick Press.

For school visits and educational orders, 
please contact Candlewick Press.

or send an inquiry by submitting a request below. 

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I am available for author visits and creative workshops at elementary schools as well as libraries and book stores.
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