As a former librarian, I understand tight budgets and limited resources, and have done my best to keep my fees reasonable.
FREE - Skype Visit (10 minutes of Q&A - class should be prepared/have read books in advance) FREE - Storytime/signing at a local bookstore, when Susan is already planning to be in the area
$450 - half-day (3 hours / 1-2 large-group presentations + signing or up to 3 single-class presentations)
$800 - full-day (6 hours / 3-4 large-group presentations + signing or up to 5 single-class presentations)
Add travel expenses if your school is more than 50 miles from my home. Audiences are usually one grade level, but two similar ages can be combined if the total number of children is 200 or less.
*Rates do not include travel costs such as mileage, flight, hotel, or car rental. See contact info below and let Susan know if you need to work within a certain budget. She can be flexible!
My most popular programs:
THE INSIDE SCOOP - This presentation is suitable for all ages. It lasts about 30-45 minutes. I'll talk about the inspiration for each of my books, my writing process, and the fun, creative, sometimes painful side of publishing. There will be time for questions and answers.
WRITING NONFICTION - This presentation is suitable for large or small groups, grade 2 and up. It lasts about 45 minutes. Participants discuss the following topics:
• Good ideas
• Research and resources
• Note-taking techniques
• Exciting language
• Storytelling techniques
The presentation includes wonderful, age-appropriate nonfiction examples and time for questions and answers.
WRITING WORKSHOP - This popular session lasts from 55 to 75 minutes. It is intended for groups of 45 or less, third grade and up. Each participant will work on:
• Finding a good idea
• Adding imagery
• Using exciting words
• Activities that stimulate ideas and stories
The presentation includes examples of wonderful stories, examples of what students have done in previous workshops, some time for writing, and questions.
During the visit Susan will: