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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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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, and Bonnie tells about a super fun/gross activity she's excited to try at her next presentation about speaking kind words.

Resources and books mentioned in this episode with affiliate links (that help support this podcast):

"Preparing Your Perfect Presentation", a course from KidLit Creatives. Use code: AVPTHANKYOU for 10% off!

Dirt Cheap by Mark Hoffmann

Taste Your Words by Bonnie Clark

Catching Thoughts by Bonnie Clark

Doll-E 1.0 by Shanda McCloskey (Scheduled to be back in stock early September 2020.)

T-Bone the Drone by Shanda McCloskey