Bring author Shelley Pearsall to your classroom
or library for free in 2021 (Jan-May)

I'm offering free virtual visits to any school, classroom, or library, reading one of my books from January - May 2021, subject to my availability.  Why?


Because I want to bring some sparkle and joy in these challenging times for all of us. 

Because I believe in the power of books and authors to build connections and community, even through a computer screen.

Because I believe in rewarding the unsung heroes in this pandemic: teachers, librarians, and students. 

What's Included in a Free Author Visit?

How to Qualify

I'll visit with your students for about 30 minutes!  The virtual visit will include a quick tour of my writing office, special book-related visuals from your selected book, and about 15 minutes of Q&A time for your students to ask their own questions.  Group size is flexible. Video-recording is permitted. I can use Zoom, Skype, or Google Meet platforms. 


In order to qualify for a free visit, you must have completed reading one of my books with your students (which book is up to you!) Send a virtual visit request through the contact form.  One request per school please.

Fee-Based Programs

In addition to free author visits, I have some fee-based programs available for schools and libraries that are looking for a writing workshop experience, extended virtual visit, or personalized videos. 


These include:

  • Book Videos 

  • Writing Process Videos

  • Zoom Poetry Writing Workshops

  • Character Brainstorming Workshops

Contact me for more details.

Free Writing Workshop 
Video for Schools

In this 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.  



"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! The students’ ‘Book Jacket Blurbs’ rocked!"  2020 Virtual Visit

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

"I really liked how you weren't afraid to laugh with us and talk about your mistakes."    Brandon, 2018


“To take a lonely shoe and turn it into a story takes some truly amazing skill. You are a master of your craft, and we loved learning from you".       Captain Nathan Hale MS, CT

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