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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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Produced by Ben McCloskey • Sponsored by AuthorVisitCentral.com

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...


Aug 4, 2022

Shanda picks the brain of author and teacher, Lola Schaefer, about how to put on writer's workshops for kids. (Bonnie Clark is on vacation).

(Shanda) Welcome to the Author Visit Podcast! I’m author-illustrator, Shanda McCloskey. And our topic today is all about putting on writer’s workshops with kids, with our...


Jun 24, 2022

Children's authors, critique partners, and friends (Bonnie Clark and Shanda McCloskey) talk about their (detailed) workflow processes from the moment a school reaches out with interest in having them present to students to the day of the event.

The last episode was about reaching out and hopefully getting a...


Apr 14, 2022

Children's authors, critique partners, and friends (Bonnie Clark and Shanda McCloskey) talk about their various personal experiences with drumming up school visit bookings. We hope you enjoy the listen!

  Kid book review by Harvey, age 11.
 

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Feb 4, 2022

Children's authors, critique partners, and friends (Bonnie Clark and Shanda McCloskey) talk about how to structure and organize the school visit section of your author website in order to book more visits! 

 

A note from Ben (web developer and producer of this podcast) on websites:

You don’t have to hire anyone to...