I'd Love to Visit Your School
If you are within a 12 hour driving distance of Stillwater Minnesota, I'd be happy to visit your school or book club. I will even take an overnight trip to spend a day. My email: jmblumer [at] gabendoor.com
Schools, Book Clubs, etc., I have worked with:
|...His presentation was wonderful. He did 4 shows of 45 minutes with about 225 kids in each show. He had great stories to tell, wonderful props, he gave away stuff throughout, and the kids were enthralled.|
If you are a bit far away, I still might be able to visit if you can schedule a nearly full day with multiple classes or multiple schools. If in doubt, just ask! If you are in another state, a two or three day visit, stopping at multiple schools, might be a nice break for me.
Gee... gosh... I'm getting enough requests that I ask you to contact me early. My available dates are filling up. Check my event calendar.
I have worked with as many as 900+ students split into 4 sessions and as few as a book club of 8 members. Propose whatever works for your school or organization.
I'd be happy to talk about any aspect of writing, and generally use my own book as an example whenever I can.
Fee? $300, but read on.
A wonderful school advised me to charge a fee. I do bring along a lot of small gifts to hand out such as silicone dream-slip wrist bands, limited edition trading cards and usually give a signed copy of my book to a student that impressed me. For me it's part of promoting my book, but does cost me money. I understand how funds can be limited. (Besides, my wonderful wife is a teacher.) The golden rule -- ask and I'll see what I can work out. Maybe you have funds to purchase some books as an alternative to a fee. Send me an email with your thoughts. Don't let a fee stop you from giving me a chance to inspire your students or supplement your activities.
If your students rarely have the opportunity to benefit from an opportunity like this, email me and I'll come for free.