For Educators

Author Visits

I love connecting with readers and writers through visits to schools, libraries, creative writing clubs, and/or book clubs! I offer both virtual and in-person visits. To contact me about scheduling a visit, please 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 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 my book. During these visits I’ll introduce myself, read a selection from my 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).

Writer Workshop: It’s All About Character—60-75 minutes: There’s no question that characters drive a story. In this writing workshop, author Karen Chow will guide writers to develop interesting characters, create active goals for them, and get into their heads, so readers will want to know more.

Click here for my media kit!

Click here to read the first 2 chapters of Miracle.

Click here to download my school visit welcome (or view below).


“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

“Karen was informative but not didactic. She was very engaging. The students enjoyed this glimpse into the process of creating a book.” ~Sarah Chanis, Librarian, Kerr Elementary

“[Karen’s] presentation was engaging, informative, and truly insightful.” ~Sarah Schopmeyer, Librarian, Coronado Elementary

“[Karen’s] presentation was enjoyed by all of us. We felt like we were at a TED Talk! [She is] a gifted and natural speaker.” ~Maxe Wright, Counselor, Holy Spirit Catholic School


In person:

  • $200 for a writer workshop
  • $350 for a single author presentation
  • $600 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.)


  • $100 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, here’s a link for some suggestions.