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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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Dec 2, 2020

Cohosts, Shanda and Bonnie have a conversation with non-fiction STEM author Erin Twamley all about how she approaches school visits differently!

Erin Twamley lives in Alabama, but has worked all over the world to create a new generation of Everyday STEM Superheroes. As an author and educator, her hands-on STEM...

Nov 20, 2020

Cohosts, author-illustrator Shanda McCloskey and author Bonnie Clark, share how they got their very first school visit gigs as well as more ideas to bring in business!

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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.

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