Author Visits by V.K. Finnish
5 Reasons to have an Author Visit
I currently have two different presentations and three workshops that I tailor to your specific audience.
Do you only visit schools or will you visit libraries or bookstores too?
I am delighted to work with ANY group who wants to help kids get excited about literacy!
How much do you charge for an author visit?
My requested honorarium for an author visit varies, depending on whether it’s for a whole day event, a half day event, or a workshop. In addition to a speaking fee, I charge standard travel expenses for distances over ten miles. Please contact me for the most accurate fee schedule.
Would you be willing to offer a discount for a visit?
It never hurts to ask! I periodically offer special pricing and additionally give discounts if:
What is included in an author visit?
For a *visit, you get:
*(These inclusions do NOT pertain to workshops, since those run differently.)
Do you do workshops?
Absolutely. I offer a variety of small workshops focused on writing.
What grades are your presentations for?
My presentations are best suited for grades three through nine. Workshops will most benefit grades five and up.
What size groups do you present to?
I work with single classes of up to 30 students and also do presentations for whole school assemblies. I can be pretty flexible.
I’ve never worked on an author visit before—how do I start the process?
Simply request an Author Visit via the contact form on my website and include the following information:
You will then receive an Author Visit Proposal, and I will work with you on adjusting it to best suit your organization’s specific needs.
Once the Proposal is settled, you will receive your Author Visit Packet and an Invoice, and the visit will be underway!
I really want an author to visit my school, but I don’t have the budget. What can I do?
Thankfully, there are ways to raise funds for an author visit! Here are some ideas: