For Educators

School Visits

I love connecting with readers through visits to schools, libraries, and book clubs! I offer both virtual and in-person visits. To contact me about scheduling a visit, please contact lbyrauthorvisits@gmail.com or use my contact form.

Free classroom visit—25-minute reading and Q&A: I offer a select number of free 25-minute virtual visits per year. During these visits I’ll share briefly about myself, read a selection from my latest book, and answer questions from your students. Please have your students prepare questions in advance.

Free book club visit—30-minute reading and Q&A: I offer a select number of free 30-minute virtual visits per year for book clubs (children or adults!) who have read one of my books. During these visits I’ll introduce myself, read a selection from my latest book, and answer questions from book club members. These can be done on the video conferencing platform of your choice.

Author presentation—30-45 minutes: “The Music of Miracle” and Q&A: In this engaging author talk, I’ll share how growing up learning music influenced my book, Miracle. I share how I became an author and give a brief introduction into music theory (musical terminology with audio examples).

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Testimonials:

“Karen was fantastic! I love when she talks about how many rejections she received before getting published. It’s eye-opening and so important for the kids to hear.” ~Cynthia McKeon, Librarian, Cortina Elementary

“I’m a little biased because I have known Karen the Author for awhile. She was such a great speaker for the 5th and 6th graders. The students were listening!” ~Sarah Chanis, Librarian, Kerr Elementary

Pricing:

In person:

  • $250 for a single class period
  • $500 for a half day
  • $1000 for a full day (up to 4 presentations)
  • (Plus travel costs if the school is more than an hour away.)

Virtual:

  • $250 for a single class period
  • $400 for a full day (up to 4 presentations)

If you’re teaching in a Title 1 school or need help with ideas to secure funding for an author visit, please let me know!