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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

Oct 10, 2020

Author and co-host, Bonnie Clark shares her recent experience of virtually visiting two schools. What went right and what went wrong.

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Sep 4, 2020

Joining us today for an interview is not one, but two incredible authors, Chris Barton and Jennifer Ziegler, who have made a lovely life together of Texas living, family, and author/speaking careers! 


Chris Barton is an avid school speaker and a New York Times Best Selling Author! His work includes an extensive list...

Aug 25, 2020

Bonnie and Shanda countdown 4 of their favorite ways to sell books at in-person or virtual author visits for "traditionally published" books. Below, you will find our discussion along with each book sale method mentioned listed with pros, cons, and sample sale fliers to model your own after if you like.

#4 -...

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,

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,...