Author Visits

Contact Jessica to speak at your school, library, museum, homeschool co-op, or elsewhere.

Initial pricing and details are below, but please reach out to discuss these possibilities, your ideas, and your budget. Pricing is flexible. If you have a pricing concern or question, please don’t hesitate to ask.


Notes about Travel…

Discount for booking multiple presentations in the same district on the same day.

Local travel < 50 miles of Lancaster, PA is included.

For distances > 50 miles, mileage/travel expenses may be required.

The same may be true for the Pittsburgh area depending on availability/other bookings in the region.


  • Great for all elementary grades
  • Topic: How an Idea Becomes a Book
  • Includes: Presentation, interactive game, Q&A, book signing
  • Price: $300/assembly

Classroom – Elementary

  • Grade-appropriate presentation
  • Topic: Choose from “How an Idea Becomes a Book” adapted for the classroom,
  • …or a presentation focused on one of Jessica’s books,
  • …or a combination of the two
  • Includes: Presentation, read-aloud, Q&A, book signing
  • Price: $225/classroom

Classroom – High School – “The Poetry of Picture Books

  • Applicable for creative writing classes, English classes, or career guidance
  • Topics discussed: The Picture Book form, its similarities to poetry, the writing/publication process
  • Includes: Interactive ice-breaker, examples, Q&A
  • Optional add-on: Critique of student poetry
  • Price: $250/classroom

Classroom – High School – “Introduction to Poetry Critique

  • Applicable for creative writing classes or English classes
  • Topics discussed: What is critique, its importance, how to do it/how not to do it
  • Includes: Q&A, examples, small group exercise
  • Optional add-on: Critique of student poetry
  • Price: $250/classroom

Virtual Author Visits

  • All of the classroom options above are available via video conference
  • Price: $200/presentation

Do you have an idea not covered here?
Email Jessica.