Now that my web site is (finally) up and running, I am excited to be part of two online author-visit networks. If you're a teacher or librarian looking for an author to visit your school or library, check out:
- Author Visits by State at http://authorbystate.blogspot.com/. This resource is maintained by energetic author and frequent school visit presenter Kim Norman. (You can visit her author site at http://www.kimnormanbooks.com/.) It's a terrific way to locate authors in your vicinity - which means you won't pay extra for travel and lodging!
- For virtual visits absolutely anywhere, check out the Skype An Author Network at http://skypeanauthor.wetpaint.com/. Virtual author visits are becoming more and more common, bringing authors and readers together more than ever before. The really exciting thing, in this day of budget cuts, is that all the authors on the network will do a FREE Meet-the-Author session. This gives students time for a few questions and lets them see that authors are real people just like them. Some authors even do free in-depth visits as well.
I am a children's book author and history lover who feels lucky to have such an amazing job!