School Visits

Want me to come visit your school?  I’d be happy to!


Right now, I am not doing in-person school visits.  However, I can do a 45 minute visit via Zoom where I do a presentation, followed by Q&A.  The current price for this is $750.

For details, contact Roberta Stout at


Once we are back to real-life, this may happen again:

I can deliver a humorous, informative, riveting presentation on how I get the ideas for my books — or teach writing seminars — or conduct lively question & answer sessions — or even customize a speech for special events, like awards ceremonies or literature festivals.  Just look at how rapt with attention these kids are:

And look how much fun these kids are having!

Now, imagine how much fun you’d be having if this was happening at your school!

Certainly, it’s easier to arrange a visit if you’re in Southern California, which is where I live.  But if you’re farther away, there are still options.  Sometimes, an actual visit can be arranged — or if that doesn’t work, you can always set up a Skype or Zoom session.

For details on how to arrange a visit, click here.  Or you can email school visit coordinator Roberta Stout at Simon & Schuster at:

Finally, if you want some additional materials for teaching about my books, you can find teaching guides for all of them right here.  Just click on the book you’re interested in, then scroll down to the ‘Teaching Resources’ section of the page.