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Virtual Author Visits

I'm thrilled that you're interested in having me visit your school, library, or book club! Currently, I'm only offering virtual visits. With my background in education, I have years of experience working with children and teens in both formal and informal settings. I've developed presentations that are both engaging and informative for young audiences.

When you schedule a visit, I'll work with you to design a program that will resonate with your students. Here's what I have to offer:

  • Path to Publication (15 minutes)

    • I share my journey of publishing my debut, demystifying the process of traditional publication.

    • Great for the young writers in your English and creative writing classes!

  • Shop Talk (15 minutes)

    • Craft-specific talks where I share more about my writing process and provide exercises your students can use in their own writing.

    • Choose from:

      • Story Ghost (Characters): How to use backstory to create compelling characters. Includes information about character flaws and character arcs.

      • Story Ghost (Plot): How to use backstory to create compelling plots. Includes information about story structure.

      • Story Construction: Using the analogy of building a house, I share my process for how I write and revise my stories.

  • Empowering Allies (15 minutes)

    • We read one of my favorite passages from The Passing Playbook then I lead a discussion about what it means to be an ally. Perfect for LGBTQ+ Alliances!

  • Q&A

    • I answer your students' questions and may ask some of my own!

  • Asynchronous Presentation (30 minutes)

    • Not able to do a live virtual visit? No problem! Choose up to two programs above and I'll record a presentation up to 30 minutes. You'll receive the video via a private link that you can access at your convenience.


The cost depends on the type and length of the visit.

  • $75 for up to 30 minutes.

  • $150 for up to 60 minutes.

  • $50 for a 30 minute Asynchronous Presentation.

Schedule a visit

  • For Asynchronous Presentations, please fill out the form to the right.

  • For any other author visit, please fill out this form.

To ensure that I can best accommodate your request, please reach out at least a month in advance of the anticipated visit date.


I look forward to hearing from you!

Tips to make the most of our visit

  • Make sure your students know who I am! They should at least know my name, my pronouns, and why I'm there.

  • Encourage students to come prepared with questions. You can also send them to me in advance.

  • Position the camera so I that can see your students.

  • Test your technology beforehand. Zoom often limits a guest's ability to share their screen.

  • During the visit, please continue your usual classroom management. If there are disruptions, don't hesitate to step in as needed. I don't mind pausing while you handle it.

  • You're welcome to take pictures. And if you do, please send them to me!

Request Asynchronous Presentation

Thanks for reaching out!

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