School visits are my favorite part of being an author!
As a theatre major with years of experience with playwriting, directing and acting, I create presentations filled with theatrical elements and surprises that keep students engaged.
I’m available for in person visits (mostly Austin-area schools, with some availability for other Texas schools) and virtual visits (anywhere in the world!) If you have questions or would like to book a school visit, please contact me.
Certain schools in Austin, TX may qualify for a FREE visit with Project WISE, through the Writers’ League of Texas.
I am passionate about diversity and representation in children’s books. I’m not available for any events that discriminate against marginalized or underrepresented people.
Rrrraaak! A Sound Word Adventure
Grades: Pre-K – 2nd
In this lively interactive performance, students will learn about onomatopoeia and step into the writer’s shoes by deciding which sound words to choose for each new situation.
Featured Book: Everybody in the Red Brick Building
Journeys in Story Structure
Grades: 2nd – 5th
Students will go on a series of mini-adventures that showcase common story structures. Learn the difference between linear, circular and cumulative tales and see how various structures can change the way we experience stories.
Featured Books: Everybody in the Red Brick Building, One Big Day, Hands On! And Nell Plants a Tree
When the Writing Gets Tough . . .
Grades: 3rd – 5th
Students will join Anne as she shares two parallel narratives: the process of writing her toughest book yet, and her path to becoming a children’s book author. Along the way, students will receive inspirational and practical writing tips on idea generation, sources of inspiration, bad early drafts, persistence and more.
Featured Book: Nell Plants a Tree
I’m available for in-person visits at local (Austin-area) elementary schools, as well as a limited number of in-person visits for Texas schools outside of Austin.
My in-person visits consist of three or four presentations of your choice (see list of virtual visit topics). The visits should fit within a 5-hour window between 9am and 2pm on weekdays, and can include lunchtime with a small number of students and staff.
$1300 for 3 presentations
$1600 for 4 presentations
Pre-School Story Time
I offer in-person (Austin-area only) or virtual preschool story time for kids ages 2-3.
Visits consist of up to three 15-minute sessions of toddler-friendly story time with readings of Hands On!, One Big Day and Everybody in the Red Brick Building, plus fun activities for each book.
The visits should fit within a 75-minute window between 9am and 2pm central on weekdays.
Price: Free with purchase of $200 (virtual) or $400 (in-person) of my books from an indie bookstore. Bookstore verification required.