$975 Full Day Visit (Ohio Region)
Speaking fee for schools within 200 miles of the Akron/Cleveland area is $975, plus lodging, travel, and mileage, where applicable. Generally if a school is located more than 50 miles away, it is best for the author to arrive the night before the visit. A full-day visit is four assemblies, workshops, or programs. The costs and programs can be divided between two nearby schools.
$1100 / $1250 Full Day Visit (Long Distance)
For schools beyond 200 miles of northeastern Ohio, $1100 is the per day speaking fee for a multi-day visit in a region (2 - 5 days). $1250 is the fee for a single-day visit in a region. Plus lodging, travel and mileage. A full-day visit is four assemblies or programs.
$150 Small Group Skype Session
Available for groups of 40 participants or less, a 30-minute Q&A Skype with the author is $150 per session. Designed for book clubs, homeschool groups, and individual classrooms. Each Skype group receives autographed bookmarks & a book discussion guide.
Schools and libraries interested in a single presentation or other options are welcome to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org regarding speaking fees.
Ordering Books & Book signing
Schools purchasing book sets for classroom or library use can order books at a 40% discount directly from the publishers in preparation for author visits. A classroom set of 24 paperbacks is about $100 with the discount. Jump into the Sky and All of the Above are sometimes carried by Scholastic Book Fairs, so be sure to check with your local supplier. On the day of the author visit, Shelley can bring books from a local bookseller for purchase by students and autographing, if desired.
How to Set Up A School Visit
You can set up an author visit by e-mailing or calling Mike Winter who coordinates Shelley's author visit schedule and answers questions from schools. (In his spare time, he is also Shelley's husband.) Mike can be reached at email@example.com or by phone at 330-686-2851. If you don't receive a reply to an e-mail inquiry within 7 days, please call to verify that it has been received.
And Finally: Do Students Have to Read A Book?
Author visits are always more meaningful, educational -- and just plain fun -- when students are familiar with a book. Shelley's books are easy to find. Most libraries carry, or can easily request them. A classroom set can be purchased for as little as $100. Several book copies are also provided to each school scheduling a full day visit. These can be shared among teachers as read-alouds.
Author visits are always more meaningful when students are familiar with a book. Shelley's books are easy to find. Most libraries carry, or can easily request them. A classroom set can be purchased for as little as $100. Several book copies are also provided to each school scheduling a full day visit. These can be shared among teachers as read-alouds. Make the author visit a lasting experience -- more than just a single day visit -- by reading or sharing a book beforehand.