School Visits

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.

Click here to download my school visit flyer.

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.

Virtual Visits

Rrrraaak! A Sound Word Adventure
Grades: Pre-K – 2nd
30 minutes
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 

Price: $325

Journeys in Story Structure
Grades: 2nd – 5th
45 minutes
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

Price: $375

When the Writing Gets Tough . . . 
Grades: 3rd – 5th
45 minutes
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

Price: $375

In-Person Visits

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.

Price:
$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.