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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

Produced by Ben McCloskey • Sponsored by AuthorVisitCentral.com

Jul 25, 2020

Bonnie and Shanda discuss the interesting nuances of presenting to teens and high school audiences with guest young adult author, Christi J. Whitney, https://christijwhitney.com/.

Books we mention in this episode (with some affiliate links that help support this podcast):

Grey by Christi J. Whitney

Shadow by Christi...


Jul 11, 2020

Aimed at authors/illustrators new to school visits, Bonnie and Shanda discuss several types of author presentations you can do and gives examples of each:

  • Book specific
  • Topic specific
  • Process specific
  • and combinations

Shanda talks about the 3-ingredient recipe that helped form her own successful author presentation,...


Jun 27, 2020

Cohosts Bonnie and Shanda, discuss WHY they do school visits, WHAT school visits might be like in the fall (predicted by librarians), and HOW to get started by thinking through a few logistics.

Resources discussed in this episode:

Book by Kim Norman
Sell Books and get PAID doing Author School Visits

Virtual Author...


Jun 11, 2020

Co-hosts Bonnie and Shanda, and guest Tosha Sumner (a.k.a- T.L. Sumner) discuss racism and small ways we can begin to move forward to foster positive change and uplift black voices as librarians, teachers, educators, authors, illustrators, booksellers, parents, and people.

Books mentioned in this episode:


May 29, 2020

Shanda and Bonnie introduce themselves and lay out what can be expected from the new Author Visit Podcast.

We had a great first podcast recording! Sure, we are learning this platform as we go, but all-in-all, we are super excited to start this venture with you!

Here is a list of books mentioned in this episode and...