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Information About School Visits!

One of the best parts about being a young adult and middle grade author is getting to meet and work with the young readers who love my books. I love doing School or Library visits to share my books, publication journey, and writing/research experience with students of all ages. In addition to being a writer, I've been an English educator for over 20 years. I know how to grab a classroom's attention and keep students engaged through lively presentations and interactive activities. I've presented at NCTE, Comic-Con, Southern Festival of the Book, ALA, and TLA (Texas Library Association, and I've facilitated workshops for both K-12 students and college-level writers.

Interested in Booking a School or Library Visit??

 

Please email me directly at lisamaxwellbooks (at) gmail (dot) com

Download my current School Visit Options

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Virtual Author Visits
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FREE 20 Minute Virtual Visit

20 minute virtual visit with short reading and Q&A. This session is free for schools who order at least 25 books at a discounted rate. Signed bookplates for each book ordered are included.

30 Minute Q&A

Your students can ask questions about any of my books or about writing and publishing in this 30 minute Q&A session. If you would like, this visit can include me reading a short excerpt from either my young adult or middle grade novels. I can facilitate discounted book orders through my favorite Indie bookstore, and I’ll include a signed bookplate for each book ordered.

(2nd-8th Grade, $300)

In-Person Author Visits

In-person visits are priced per presentation. There is no limit on the number of students in a session, but school faculty or staff must be present to supervise. There is a limit of 3 presentations on any given day. For visits outside my local area, please see my school visit policies for travel expenses.

 

30 Minute Reading and Q&A

Your students can ask questions about any of my books or about writing and publishing in this 30 minute Q&A session. If you would like, this visit can include me reading a short excerpt from either my young adult or middle grade novels. I can facilitate discounted book orders through my favorite Indie bookstore, and I’ll include extra time to sign and personalize each book purchased and provide free bookmarks to all students.

(2nd-8th Grade, $400)

 

30 Minute Presentation on Publishing (The Making of a Book)

This program can be adapted to younger or older students. I’ll talk about how a writer becomes an author, from idea to printed book, and then I’ll answer your students’ questions about the publishing process and job of being an author. I can facilitate discounted book orders through my favorite Indie bookstore, and I’ll include extra time to sign and personalize each book purchased and provide free bookmarks to all students. (2nd grade and up, $400 per presentation)

 

30 Minute Presentation on Revision (Re-Seeing Your Writing)

This program can be adapted to younger students, but it works best for grades 6 and up. I’ll talk about revision as a way to supercharge your writing, if you’re not too afraid to do it. I’ll show students examples of my own revision process, and then we’ll work on revising either a sample I provide or something that they wrote before the visit. I can facilitate discounted book orders through my favorite Indie bookstore, and I’ll include extra time to sign and personalize each book purchased and provide free bookmarks to all students. (4th grade and up, $400 per presentation)

 

45 Minute Presentation on My Author Journey (Who's Afraid of Failing?)

This program centers on my own journey of becoming an author: how I got started writing, how I write a book, and especially, how I’ve used my early failures to fuel later successes.The presentation can be customized for younger (2nd-5th grade) or older students. I can facilitate discounted book orders through my favorite Indie bookstore, and I’ll include extra time to sign and personalize each book purchased and provide free bookmarks to all students. (2nd grade and up, $600 per presentation)

 

45 Minute Presentation on World Building (Magic is Everywhere)

This program is geared for younger students, grades 2-6, but it can be aged up. I’ll talk about how I created the magical twists in the world building for Keeper of the Rend, and then students will have a chance to brainstorm and find some magic in their own classroom or world. I can facilitate discounted book orders through my favorite Indie bookstore, and I’ll include extra time to sign and personalize each book purchased and provide free bookmarks to all students. (2nd grade and up, $600 per presentation)

 

45 Minute Presentation on Research and World Building (Plot Bunnies in the Archives)

This program is geared for older students, grades 6 and up, as it discusses the research I did for my historical fantasy series, The Last Magician. I show how skills I learned as a student became superpowers for me as a writer. I’ll talk about how I picked a time period and researched facts, sharing some of my stranger discoveries along the way. This presentation is great for older students working on research projects or learning the skills of using sources. I can facilitate discounted book orders through my favorite Indie bookstore, and I’ll include extra time to sign and personalize each book purchased and provide free bookmarks to all students. (6th grade and up, $600 per presentation)

 

45 Minute Presentation on World-Building (It’s Not Just the Setting!)

This presentation can be adapted for older or younger audiences. We’ll talk about how authors have to build realistic worlds with logical rules for stories to work, and I’ll give some examples from my own books. Then students will have a chance to build their own worlds. I can facilitate discounted book orders through my favorite Indie bookstore, and I’ll include extra time to sign and personalize each book purchased and provide free bookmarks to all students. (2nd grade and up, $600 per presentation)

 

45 Minute Presentation on Writing with Description (Reading is Believing)

In this interactive workshop, we’ll learn how writers use metaphors, similes, and other figurative language to create captivating descriptions. We’ll look at how to use unique and unexpected ways to describe things. Students will listen to sounds and  interact with mystery boxes that contain scents or objects to touch. Then they’ll use these experiences as inspiration to write a scene. This workshop can be adapted for most age groups. I can facilitate discounted book orders through my favorite Indie bookstore, and I’ll include extra time to sign and personalize each book purchased and provide free bookmarks to all students. (2nd grade and up, $600 per presentation)

 

Choose Your Own Adventure!

Do you want an author to come visit with your creative writing club? Or maybe you have an issue in your classes that you think I could help with? Whatever you can dream up, we can work out a lesson. Rates include development fee: $600 for 30 Minutes or $1200 per hour.

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