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A podcast dedicated to demystifying the art and business of school author visits for authors, illustrators, educators, librarians, parents, and booksellers.

Hosts: Author, Bonnie Clark and Author-illustrator, Shanda McCloskey

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Sep 12, 2023

Shanda and Bonnie have a list of tips (from mistakes they've made in the past)!

(Bonnie) Welcome to the Author Visit Podcast! I’m author Bonnie Clark. 

(Shanda) And I’m author-illustrator, Shanda McCloskey. 

(Bonnie) Today we are recording our “Timely Tips” episode! 

(Shanda) We live in a different world now...

Aug 17, 2023

Shanda and Bonnie discuss the specific technology that each of them use for their school visits...

(Bonnie) Welcome to the Author Visit Podcast! I’m author Bonnie Clark.

(Shanda) And I’m author-illustrator, Shanda McCloskey. 

(Bonnie) It’s August here in GA and our kiddos just started back to school, so the school...

Apr 18, 2023

This episode is geared toward educators, but helpful for authors and booksellers as well!

Today we are talking with Trey Veazey, who is the Assistant Head of the Lower School at an independent school called The Walker School near Atlanta, GA. This past fall, Trey invited Bonnie (Clark) to be an author-in-residence as...

Nov 17, 2022

Our topic today is all about leveling up your author visit game with our special guest, children's STEM/STEAM author Jennifer Swanson! 

Today we get to dive into the world of Jennifer Swanson! If you don’t already know of her, she is an award-winning author of over 40 nonfiction books for children, mostly about...

Sep 1, 2022

Our topic today is all about crafting presentations and programs for school visits inspired by your books, with our special guest, author Shelli R. Johannes! 

During the talk, Shanda asks Shelli these questions…

  • Shelli, on your website you have a thorough menu of different author visit presentations that correlate...