Bring author Shelley Pearsall to your
school, classroom, 
or library for a virtual visit

Last year, Shelley donated virtual author visits and writing workshops to

45 schools in 14 states, spreading book joy in these challenging times. During the 2022-23 school year, she will continue to offer virtual options.   Find out more below.

Free Fridays

On Fridays, Shelley will offer FREE 

30-minute virtual visits for schools and libraries.  To qualify, you must have completed reading one of her books with your students. Send your visit request through the contact form.  Limit of one free visit per school per year.  Offer ends April 29, 2022.  And yes, reading is required!

What's Included?

Your 30-minute virtual visit will include a live tour of Shelley's writing space, special book-related visuals from your selected book, and about 10 minutes of Q&A time. Video-recording and streaming of sessions within the school is permitted.  Schools can use Zoom, Skype, or Google Meet platforms. Non-Friday or longer visits are $250 per session (up to 60 minutes).

More than a Virtual Visit

Looking for a unique author visit?  Try out one of Shelley's interactive virtual visits that include a presentation, Q&A, and involve students in a live art or writing activity.  Cost: $250 for virtual program (up to 60 minutes).  Recording and/or streaming permitted within your school or library.  Complete the contact form to schedule.


Bird's Eye Drawing with

Things Seen From Above


Students will create an amazing "bird's eye" view drawing of a city with Shelley and get a special look at the unique people and art that inspired her novel, Things Seen From Above.  Q&A time included.


Descriptive Writing with

The Seventh Most Important Thing

Get a close-up look at the real Hampton's Throne that inspired 

The Seventh Most Important Thing.  With Shelley, students will do observations, creative brainstorms, and write their own piece inspired by this spectacular artwork.  Q&A time included.


Writing About Creative

Spaces & Places


Take a LIVE tour of Shelley's writing space! See the things that inspire her and look at her book writing process in action.  Then, students will use their own space to observe, brainstorm, and create an imaginative "setting" description with Shelley. 

Instant Writing Workshop 
Video for Schools

Try out this instant writing workshop. In this FREE 30-minute video, students will brainstorm and create a detailed fictional character inspired by a shoe.   It takes about 60 minutes to complete the entire writing exercise with the video -- or use the video in segments.  Perfect for writers in grades 4 - 8.  

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"Thank you for your informational & engaging videos for our 5th grade readers/writers during this Distance Learning time! Your ‘SHOES’ Writing Workshop was amazing & inspirational!"  2020 Virtual Visit

"What an amazing way to end one of our favorite books...Shelley was bombarded with questions from fifth graders...we were so excited!" 2020 Virtual Visit

"That was amazing. I'm not sure if you could see the students' faces, but they were rapt. I felt like it was truly a perfect hour with you, inspiring, instructive and fun." 2020 Virtual Visit