I am happy to announce that I am now offering virtual author visits! I’d absolutely love to meet with you and your students to talk all about the writing and illustration process for Our Class is a Family and A Letter From Your Teacher, as well as do some class community building. These visits are best geared for K-3 and can be done whether you are teaching in person, hybrid, or distance learning.
What you will get from our visit:
-A 45 minute virtual presentation on your preferred video conferencing platform, including time for interactive community building and Q&A with students
-An exclusive rate on paperback/hardcover books for you and all of your students, autographed and personalized with names if desired (a parent letter with ordering information will be provided)
-One student will win a free autographed hardcover of Our Class is a Family as a prize during the visit
What teachers are saying:
“I was curious as to what to expect from the visit. Shannon did an amazing job! She established a quick connection with my students and had a wonderful and engaging presentation. We had just finished up our first unit in writing and she talked to my class about the process of writing and publishing a book, allowing time for questions at the end. More importantly, she talked with my students about the value of having a classroom family and the message behind her book. Shannon ended her visit with a game, which my kids LOVED and have asked to play again. It was such a treat to have Shannon visit with us. I look forward to having her visit again with future classes!” -Cheryl, 2nd Grade Teacher
“My students had an absolutely wonderful time with you today and are VERY inspired to become better readers and writers. It was so engaging the entire time and truly couldn’t have been a better, more meaningful experience. You are AMAZING!” -Lani, 2nd Grade Teacher
“One of the kiddos started crying after the meet because she just loved it so much and didn’t want it to end. We talked after the meet about how they go through many of the same processes you talked about during writing workshop. It was wonderful!” -Cortney, 1st Grade Teacher
“We LOVED it!! Every teacher came up to me afterwards to tell me how great you were. They were already asking me if you can come back again next year. They (and me too) were so impressed how you were really geared towards K and K appropriate, you got the kids up and moving, you included all the classes and gave everyone a chance to contribute. But at the same time we were not surprised because you are a true teacher and know just how to do it!” –Jamie, Kindergarten Teacher
“I really enjoyed how well planned-out and organized you were. It’s also evident you’ve worked with young kids, since you had engaging brain breaks and cheers! We actually do classroom cheers, but you taught us some new ones! :)” -Natalie, 1st Grade Teacher
“It was truly such an amazing experience for the kids and me. They had so much fun and it was so great how you broke down the whole process of being an author. We’re doing opinion writing right now and a few of the students chose to have their topic be that in their opinion every class should have author visits. You had such a great impact on all of them.” -Aschlyee, 2nd Grade Teacher
“The kiddos really enjoyed your presentation!! And the teachers as well! I wanted to share a text with you that I got from a parent: Danny was very excited about the author visit and said it was the thrill of a life and inspires him to be an author. Thanks for providing him with that experience!“ -Tracy, 1st Grade Teacher
What students are saying:
One class: $99
*Multiple classes (grade level team): $149
*The multiple classes option is for one session. The classes will log into the same virtual meeting at the same time. If your classes are doing distance learning, please ensure that your preferred video conferencing platform will accommodate the number of attendees, including teachers and the author.
If you are a library media specialist, administrator, or PTA member looking to book a visit for more than one grade level for your school, please click here to fill out an interest form and I will reach out to you via email.
Due to the pandemic, I am not booking in-person visits at this time. Please check back again in the future when this option may become available.
To book your virtual visit:
1. Go to the top of this page and select the number of classes that will be attending.
2. Select an available date from the calendar.
3. Choose a start time for your visit (please note the time zones).
4. Click “Book Now” and go to View Cart & Proceed to Checkout to reserve your date.
Upon booking, you’ll receive a confirmation email and information about how to order autographed books for your class. The email will also contain a Google Form questionnaire- please submit it at your earliest convenience to help me prepare for our visit. I will touch base with you again via email a few days before the visit to coordinate final details.
If you select the “Check” payment option when you book your visit, your spot will be reserved and your order will be temporarily placed on hold. Upon receipt of check in the mail, you will be emailed the Google Form questionnaire and autographed book order information.
If you need to reschedule or make a cancellation, please note the refund policy below:
Full refund: 2 weeks prior to the date of visit
50% refund: 1 week prior to the date of visit
If a cancellation is made less than a week before the scheduled visit, no refund will be given.
If you have any questions, please make sure to view the FAQs tab. If you do not see an answer to your question, feel free to send me an email at [email protected]
Thank you so much for your interest! I hope to visit with your class family soon!