My honorarium for a Half day program, two forty-five minute presentations is $300.00 and travel expenses if more than a two-hour drive. If I have to drive more than two hours from my home, I may request that you put me up in an inexpensive hotel the night before. Sometimes traffic can create a delay in my arrival.
- My honorarium for a Full day program, four forty-five minute presentations, and lunch with the author (the school picks up to ten students to have lunch with the author) is $550.00 and travel expenses if more than a two-hour drive. If I have to drive more than two hours from my home, I may request that you put me up in an inexpensive hotel the night before. Sometimes traffic can create a delay in my arrival.
THE PRESENTATION INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING
THE PRESENTATION INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING
This presentation is very entertaining and educational. It is appropriate for second through fifth grade. First grade would be welcome to enjoy the presentation, but they may not want to sit still for that length of time.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER YOU SCHEDULE AN AUTHOR VISIT
I will immediately send out a complimentary copy of Pond Punkies, The Arrival, to be shared with the classes attending the author’s presentation.
About four weeks before the author’s visit, you will receive the Author Visit Packet. This packet will contain the information and material you will need to organize a successful visit, including:
- Author Bio
- A poster for the poster contest to be copied and distributed to the students
- A pre-order book form that can be copied for distribution
- Introduce the author form
- Tips for a successful author visit
- Some bookmarks for the school library
Teachers can download classroom handout activities here
For more information on scheduling an author visit to your school or library contact the author using the info below:
601 Division Street
Morris, IL 60450
Phone: (815) 942-2344
I received such positive feedback from teachers after your visit. They said the kids were so excited. We hadn’t had an author visit in years. Thanks so much for coming. My most reluctant reader, a 3rd grade boy, asked to read the book after your visit. That is priceless. I loved the book trailer as a library media specialist because it allowed my students to see what other students their age are doing with multimedia presentations.
My 2nd-5th students are still so excited, they are willing to read a chapter book, a novel. Wow! My 2nd graders are researching the planet Neptune because of the book. It’s a wonderful motivator to teach research skills with science content while building a love for books. I’m impressed and I loved how you taught the writing process. It gave students a connection and a real life examplet...thanks so much for that. It added purpose to their writing. A student recently stopped me in the hall and wanted to show me a book he wrote and illustrated. Another priceless moment. We are so thankful. Please come again to promote the next book. We are already looking forward to it.
John D. Shoop Academy
"Lisa, thank you for coming to our school on Thursday, November 19, 2009 to
help us celebrate Family Literacy Night. You were an entertaining and
informative speaker to both our students and parents. The children
enjoyed your presentation during the day and your message to our parents
about the importance of reading with their children was excellent! Good
luck with your upcoming books."
"What an outstanding presentation! The kids and the teachers loved it! Although Accelerated Reader does not have a test for Pond Punkies yet, we have made our own so the kids can get credit for it! They can't wait for book 2. We wish you much success."
K. Jones & S. Gonzales
Saint Columba School
"I just wanted to let you know that I thoroughly enjoyed your presentation along with the children. It is completely obvious the passion you feel about writing and you were able to relay it to every child (and adult) in the room. Great job! We look forward to seeing you again."
Odin Elementary School
"I thought you did an extraordinary job in relating our writing curriculum to your own writing process. The presentation really engaged my students and motivated them to become better writers. Many of my reluctant readers were so excited to read your book after meeting you, I couldn't get them to stop. Thank you for encouraging our students."
Holly Rembusch -
Chatham Elementary School,
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