Summary of Visiting Authors for Schools

Authors Available for Visiting Schools

These authors are available to visit schools. Please click on their name for further information.

Each link includes the date of the author visit, information on the author, the book they're promoting, the length and topic of their presentation, their desired school type, grades they'd like to speak with, their AV needs, and their order form information. Please make sure you can accommodate them, including all of their request/needs, that your school isn't testing or on school break that day, etc. BEFORE requesting to host them. To remind you, this is What an Author Visit with Tattered Cover is All About. To request an author, please email Kane Klipka and include the following information:

  • Name of your school:
  • Name of author:
  • Your position at the school:
  • Date you'd like to host author:
  • I've received any permission I might need from the school to move forward with this: Yes? No?
  • I've checked that school is in session that day and that there is no testing or other conflicts: Yes? No?
  • Morning or afternoon slot? (If both work, please let us know that, too.)
  • About how many students would be at this presentation? (A guess is fine!) *Minimum of 50 unless specified otherwise.
  • I've read What an Author Visit with Tattered Cover is All About: Yes? No?
  • I've read and agree to all the terms in the School Visit Contract: Yes? No?
  • I agree to the 25 Book Minimum: Yes? No? (For Title 1 schools, the book minimum is 10 copies.)
  • Are you a Title 1 school? Yes? No?

 


AVAILABLE AUTHORS SPRING 2020! This list is updated as we get more authors, so check back often!

We're working on authors for the Spring. If you'd like to schedule an author for this FALL, please see the list of Available LOCAL Authors below.

 

Micki Fine Pavlicek: Monday, January 13  - Friday, January 17. Elementary School, grades Pre-K--2 Picture books Minimum # of students: 50

 

Lily Williams: Tuesday, January 14. Upper Elementary, Middle School, 9th grade, grades 5-9 Middle grade book; author and illustrator Minimum # of students: 50

 

Amy McCulloch: Wednesday, February 5. Upper Elementary & Middle School, grades 5-8 Middle Grade book. Minimum # of students: 100 (Only the MORNING slot is available.)

 

James Brandon: Tuesday, March 10 and Wednesday, March 11. High School, grades 9-12. Young Adult books. Minimum students: 50

 

Ally CarterFriday, March 13. Upper Elementary & Middle School, grades 5-7 Young Adult book Minimum # of students: 100

 

Gene Luen Yang: Monday, March 16. High School, grades 9-12. Young Adult book. Minimum # of students: 150

 

Jason Henderson: Sometime in March. Upper Elementary, grades 3-6 Middle Grade book. Minimum # of students: 50

 

Sonja K. Solter: Sometime in Spring, dates TBD by publisherUpper Elementary & Middle School, grades 4-8 Young Adult book

 

 


AVAILABLE LOCAL AUTHORS: Flexible dates available (sorted by last name):

 

Scott Bergstrom: Flexible dates. High School, grades 9-12 Young Adult

 

F. T. Bradley: Flexible dates. Elementary School, grades 3-8 Middle Grade books *These visits will include a speaking fee.

 

R. Alan Brooks: Flexible dates. High School, grades 9-12 Young Adult/Graphic Novel

 

Susan Cunningham: Flexible dates. Middle School and High School, grades 7-12 Young Adult 

 

Julie Danneberg​​​​: ​​Flexible dates. Elementary School, grades K-5 Picture books*These visits will include a speaking fee.

 

Ashley Evanson: Flexible dates. Elementary School, grades K-2 Picture books and board books

 

Todd Fahnestock: Flexible dates. Elementary School, grades 3-6 Middle Grade

 

Lija Fisher: Flexible Dates. Upper Elementary, grades 3-6 Middle Grade books

 

Jason Gruhl: Flexible Dates. Elementary, grades 2-4. Picture books.

 

Brittany R. Jacobs: Flexible Dates. Elementary, grades 2-4. Picture books

 

Colleen Oakes: Flexible dates. Middle School & High School, grades 7-12 Young Adult *These visits will include a speaking fee.

 

Heidi Olinger: Flexible dates. Upper Elementary School/Middle School, grades 5-8 Middle Grade

 

Stel Pavlou: Flexible dates. Upper Elementary School/Middle School, grades 3-7 Middle Grade

 

Heather Preusser: Flexible dates. Elementary School, grades K-1 Picture books


 

Laura Resau: Flexible dates. Elementary School-High School, grades 3-6 and 7-12 Middle Grade and Young Adult

 

Lisa Brown Roberts: Flexible dates. High School, grades 9-12 Young Adult

 

Heather Sappenfield: Flexible dates. High School, grades 9-12 Young Adult *These visits will include a speaking fee.

 

Sonja K. Solter: Sometime in Spring, dates TBD by publisherUpper Elementary & Middle School, grades 4-8 Young Adult book

 

Kim Tomsic: Flexible Dates. Elementary School and Middle School, grades 4-8 Middle Grade

 

Denise Vega: Flexible dates. Elementary School-High School, grades K-2 and 7-12 Picture book and Young Adult

 

Andrea Wang: Flexible dates. Elementary School, grades K-2 Picture books

 

Lily Williams: Flexible dates. Elementary School, grades K-2 Picture books; author and illustrator These visits will include a speaking fee.

 

Stan Yan: Flexible dates. Elementary School, grades K-5 Picture books 

 

Salina Yoon: Elementary School, grades K-2 Picture books; author and illustrator *These visits will include a speaking fee.

 

Brenna Yovanoff: Flexible dates. High School, grades 9-12 Young Adult books

 



PAST AUTHORS

April Henry: Wednesday, February 12. Middle School & High School, grades 7-12 Young Adult book Minimum # of students: 100

 

Katie Zhao: Wednesday, October 16, and Thursday, October 17. Elementary School, grades 3-6Middle Grade books. Minimum # of students: 50

 

Maulik Pancholy: Tuesday, October 15. Elementary School, Middle School. grades 3-7Middle Grade books. Minimum students: 75

 

Bruce Cameron: Friday, October 25. Elementary School. grades 3-6. Middle Grade books. Minimum students: 50

 

Nancy Castaldo: Monday, October 14. Elementary School, Middle School, grades 2-8. Middle Grade books. Minimum # of students: 50

 

Steve Sheinkin: Monday, November 11. Elementary School, grades 1-5. Middle Grade books. Minimum # of students: 50

 

Elizabeth Eulberg​​​​​​​: Monday, October 28. Elementary School, grades 3-6. Middle Grade books. Minimum # of students: 50

 

Lora Koehler: Friday, October 11. Elementary School, grades K-4. Picture Books. Minimum # of students: 50

 

Marianne Richmond: Tuesday, October 15 AND Wednesday, October 16 AND Thursday, October 17. Elementary School, grades K-2. Picture Books. Minimum # of students: 50


Julie Murphy: Friday, October 11. Elementary School, grades 3-6. Middle Grade books. Minimum # of students: 50

 

Cora Carmack, Charlotte Nicole Davis, Lauren ShippenFriday, October 11. High School, grades 9-12. Young Adult books. Minimum # of students: 50

 

James Riley: Wednesday, October 9. Elementary School, grades 4-6. Middle Grade books. Minimum # of students: 200

 

Steve Greig: Monday, September 16 and Tuesday, September 17. Elementary School, grades K-5. Picture books. Minimum students: 50

 

Christian McKay Heidicker: Wednesday, September 18 and Thursday, September 19. Elementary School, grades 3-6Middle Grade books. Minimum students: 50

 

Anna James: Thursday, September  26. Elementary School and Middle School, grades 3-7. Middle Grade books. Minimum students: 50

 

Victoria Schwab: Wednesday, September 11. Upper Elementary and Middle School, grades 4-7. Middle Grade books. Minimum students: 100 

 

Maika and Maritza Moulite: Wednesday, September 11, PM only;  or Thursday, September 12, AM only. Middle School and High School, grades 6-12. Young Adult. Minimum students: 50

 

Dan Haring and MarcyKate Connolly: Wednesday, September 11. Elementary School, grades 4-7. Middle Grade books. Minimum students: 100

 

Greg James and Chris Smith: Friday, September 13. Upper Elementary School, grades 3-6. Middle Grade books. Minimum students: 50

 

James Brandon: Thursday, September 5th and Friday, September 6. High School, grades 9-12. Young Adult books. Minimum students: 50

 

J.C. Cervantes: Wednesday, September 4. Upper Elementary and Middle School, grades 3-7. Middle Grade books. Minimum students: TBD


Kiki Thorpe:  Elementary School, grades 1-5. Early reader books 

 

Lisa McMann: September 16. Middle School, grades 3-7. Middle Grade books. Minimum students: 200

 

Ryan Jacobson: Friday, November 1Elementary School, grades 3-6. Middle Grade books            

 

Justin Matott: Flexible Dates. Elementary, grades K-6. Picture Books and MIddle Grade

 

Kathleen Glasgow: Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Middle School and High School, grades 7-12. YA

 

Veronica Roth: Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Middle School and High School, grades 6-12. YA

 

Fran Wilde 
      Wednesday, April 17. Middle School, grades 6-8. Middle Grade Book

Elizabeth Singer Hunt *Minimum of 100 students; Maximum of 250 students
      Thursday, May 2 and Friday, May 3, 2019. Elementary School, grades 1-4. Chapter book

Kelly Barnhill *Minimum of 100 students 
      Friday, May 3, 2019. Upper Elementary School and Middle School, grades 5-9. Middle Grade Book

Veronica Roth
      Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Middle School and High School, grades 6-12. YA

Ally Condie *Minimum of 150 students; Maximum of 400 students
      Wednesday, March 27, 2019. Middle School or High School, grades 6-9. YA

Yoon Ha Le *Minimum of 150 students.
      Wednesday, January 16, 2019. Upper Elementary Schools and Middle Schools, grades 3-7. Middle Grade

Ruta Sepetys *Minimum of 150 students.
      Thursday, January 31, 2019. Middle Schools and High Schools, grades 6+. YA

Yoon Ha Le *Minimum of 150 students.
      Wednesday, January 16, 2019. Upper Elementary Schools and Middle Schools, grades 3-7. Middle Grade

Emily Chenoweth *Minimum of 100 students.
      Monday, March 4, 2019. Elementary School, grades 3-5. Picture Book

Jonathan Stutzman *Minimum of 100 students.
      Friday, March 15, 2019. Lower Elementary School, grades PreK-2. Picture Book

Ridley Pearson *Minimum of 150 students.
      Wednesday, April 3, 2019. Upper Elementary School and Middle School, grades 3-7. Middle Grade

Soman Chainani *Minimum of 200 students.
      Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Upper Elementary Schools and Middle Schools, grades 3-6. Middle Grade

Beth Ferry & Tom Lichtenheld
      Tuesday, February 12, 2019. Elementary Schools, grades K-3. Picture Book

Judd Winick *Minimum of 250 students.
      Thursday, January 31, 2019. Upper Elementary Schools and Middle Schools, grades 2-6. Middle Grade 

Mac Barnett *Minimum of 100 students.
      Thursday, January 10, 2019. Elementary Schools, grades 1-5. Middle Grade 

Margaret Peterson Haddix *Minimum of 150 students.
      Friday, April 5, 2019. Upper Elementary Schools and Middle Schools, grades 3-7. Middle Grade

Jessica Brody 
      Wednesday, October 11 and Thursday, October 12. Middle Schools & High Schools, grades 7-12. Young Adult

Beth Vrabel
      Monday, October 22, 2018 (afternoon only) and Tuesday, September 23, 2018 (morning only). Upper Elementary and Lower Middle Schools, grades 6-8. Middle Grade

Donna Cooner
      Flexible dates. Middle Schools and High Schools, grades 7-12. Young adult 

Kevin Henkes 
      Thursday, October 4, 2018. Lower Elementary, grades 1-3. Picture Books

Ally Condie & Brendan Reichs
      Monday, October 8, 2018. Upper Elementary and Lower Middle Schools, grades 3-6. Middle Grade *Minimum of 50 students.

Ketch Secor 
      Monday, October 8, 2018. Elementary Schools, grades K-5. Middle Grade *Minimum of 100 students.

Amy Fellner Dominy
      Friday, October 12, 2018. Elementary Schools, grades K-2. Picture Books

Adam Gidwitz
      Friday, October 12, 2018. Elementary Schools, grades 2-5. Early/Middle grade

 Drew Daywalt
      Wednesday, October 24, 2018. Elementary Schools, grades K-3. Picture Books *Minimum of 100 students.

 Taran Matharu
      Monday, October 8. Upper Middle Schools/Lower High Schools and Lower, grades 8-10. Middle Grade *Minimum 50 students, maximum 500 students

 Dylan Thuras
      Thursday, October 11, 2018. Upper Elementary and Lower Middle Schools, grades 3-7. Middle Grade

 Andrea Beaty 
      Thursday, October 11, 2018. Elementary, grades 2-5. Middle Grade/Chapter Books

 Molly Brooks
      Tuesday, October 23, 2018. Upper Elementary and Lower Middle Schools, grades 3-7. Middle Grade *Minimum of 100 students.

Kate Milford
      Thursday, October 25, 2018 and Friday, October 26, 2018 (Only Friday morning is available!) Upper Elementary and Lower Middle Schools, grades 5-7. Middle Grade *Minimum of 75 students; maximum of 250.

Shannon Hale, Dean Hale & LeUyen Pham
      Monday, October 1, 2018. Elementary Schools, grades 2-5 Chapter Books

Shelley Johannes 
      Tuesday, September 18, 2018. Elementary, grades 2-5. Middle Grade/Chapter Books *Minimum of 100 students.

 Kelly DeVos
      Thursday, August 23, 2018. Middle and High Schools, grades 7-12. Young Adult

Ellen Hopkins
      Thursday, September 6, 2018. High Schools, grades 9-12. Young Adult

 Sylvia Acevedo
      Tuesday, September 11, 2018 (afternoon only) and Wednesday, September 12. Upper Elementary and Middle Schools, grades 5-7. Memoir *Minimum of 100 students.

Kelsey Sutton
      Monday, April 1, 2018. Middle School and High School, grades 9-12. YA

 

Laurie Halse Anderson: September 2018 These visits will include a speaking fee.

Leah Gilbert: Flexible dates. Elementary School, grades K-2 Picture books

Siobhan Vivian: Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Middle School, High School, grades 7-12 YA books

Amy Ephron: Wednesday, May 2, 2018. Upper Elementary School, grades 3-5 Middle GradeDow Phumiruk: Flexible dates. Elementary School, grades K-2 Picture books

Kevin Emerson: Wednesday, May 2, 2018 (afternoon only). Upper Elementary School, Middle School, grades 3-6 Middle Grade

Vera Brosgol and Hope Larson: Thursday, May 3, 2018. Upper Elementary School, Middle School, grades 5-7 Middle Grade GRAPHIC NOVELS!

Jessica Day George: Friday, May 4, 2018 (morning only).  Elementary School, grades 3-5, Middle Grade

Stacy McAnulty: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Upper Elementary School and Middle School, grades 5-7 Middle Grade

Stuart GibbsTuesday, April 24, 2018Upper Elementary School/Middle School, grades 3-6 Middle Grade books

Story Pirates present Stuck in the Stone Age! Flexible Dates. Elementary School, grades 2-6 Middle Grade

Greg Pizzoli: Tuesday, April 10., 2018 Elementary School, grades K-3 Picture Books

Kiera Drake: Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Middle School & High School, grades 8-12 YA Books

Brendan Wenzel: Monday, March 26, 2018Elementary, grades K-2 Picture Books

Rachel Hartman: Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Middle School, High School, grades 7-12 YA booksTom Watson: Thursday, March 8, 2018; Elementary School

Len Vlahos: Flexible dates. High School, grades 9-12 Young Adult books

Polly Holyoke: Wednesday, February 28. Elementary School and Middle School, grades 4-8 Middle Grade books

Donna Cooner: Flexible dates. Middle School and High School, grades 7-12 Young Adult books

Matt de la Pena & Loren Long: Tuesday, February 13, 2018; Picture book, author and illustrator

Meg Fleming and Luke Flowers: Monday, February 12, 2018; Elementary School, grades Pre-K, Picture Book

Gregory Mone: February 12, 2018 (only the morning slot is available). Upper Elementary or Middle School, grades 4-6

Sayantani DasGupta: Friday, February 9, 2018: Upper Elementary School, grade 3-7 Middle Grade books

W. Bruce Cameron: Friday, February 9, 2018Elementary School

Chef Gino Campagna: Friday, February 9, 2018. Upper Elementary School, grade 3-6 Cooking demo and brings everything to make that happen! 

Mariko Tamaki & Brooklyn Allen: Friday, February 9, 2018; Elementary and Middle Schools, grades 4-6

Marieke Nijkamp: Friday, February 9, 2018. High School, grades 9-12 Young Adult books

Ashley Spires: Friday, February 9, 2018; Picture books and graphic novels -- author and illustrator

Varian Johnson: Friday, February 9, 2018: Upper Elementary School and Middle School , grades 3-7 Middle Grade books

Jewell Parker Rhodes: Friday, February 9, 2018: Upper Elementary and Middle School, grades 3-7 Middle Grade books

Sheryl Scarborough: Thursday, February 8, 2018 (afternoon only) and Friday, February 9, 2018 (morning and afternoon slots available); Middle School and High School grades 7-12 Young Adult books 

Sarah Jane Wright & Kenneth WrightThursday, February 8 and Friday, February 9

Robin Barone: Thursday, February 8, 2018Elementary School and Middle School, grades K-6 Picture books 

John August: Thursday, February 8, 2018. Upper Elementary; grades 4-6

Benjamin Ludwig: Tuesday, January 30. (Author of Ginny MoonMiddle School and High School, grades 7-12 Young Adult books (appropriate for middle school, though)

Nick Bruel as in BAD KITTY!: Thursday, January 18, 2018. Elementary School; grades 2-5

Emily Hainsworth: Flexible dates in Spring 2018. Middle School and High School, grades 7-12 Young Adult books (good for middle school, though)

Jessica Brody: Monday, November 27: the afternoon slot is availbable; High School, grades 9-12

James Hannibal: November 14-20, 2017Elementary and middle schools; grades 3-7

Jeff Lammers: Wednesday, November 15; Elementary School, grades 3-5

Chris Grabenstein: Friday, October 27; Elementary School, grades 3-6

Jodi Kendall: Friday, October 27; Elementary School, grades 3-5 

Julie Buxbaum & Jared Reck: Thursday, October 26; Middle School/High School, grades 8-12

Will Kostakis: Wednesday, October 18, 2017; High School, grades 9-12

Kevin Emerson: Wednesday, October 18, 2017; Elementary School, grades 3-6

Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen: Friday, October 13, 2017; Elementary School, grades K-2

Katherine Applegate: Friday, October 6, 2017; This is a special visit due to a school's One Book, One School selection of Wishtree

Gigi Priebe: Wednesday, October 4 and Thursday, October 5, 2017; Elemetary School/early middle grade

Dav Pilkey: Monday, September 25, 2017; Elementary School, grades 1-4

Steve Bramucci: September 25, 2017; Elementary School, grades 3-6

Eric Litwin: Monday, September 18; Elementary School, grades K-2 (Of Pete the Cat fame!!!)

RL Stine & Marc Brown: Friday, September 15, 2017; Elementary School, grades K-2

Tamara Ireland Stone: Friday, September 15, 2017; Upper Elementary and Middle Schools, grades 5-7

Tracey Hecht: Monday, September 11 and Tuesday, September 12, 2017; Elementary School, grades 3-6

Jonathan Fenske: Flexible dates Elementary School, grades K-2/3

Kate Beasley: Monday, May 15, 2017: Elementary schools, grades 3-6

Christopher Paolini: Monday, May 8, 2017 Elementary School, grades 4-5

Carrie Jones: Thursday, May 4 AND Friday, May 5 Elementary School, grades 3-6

Melanie Crowder: Early May, 2017 Elementary School, grades 3-6

Margaret Stohl: Thursday, April 6, 2017 High School

Raymond Arroyo: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 and Wednesday, April 5, 2017 Elementary School, grades 3-7

James Hannibal: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - Friday, March 24, 2017; Elementary and middle schools; grades 3-7

Tania Del Rio & Will Staehle: Friday, March 24, 2017 Upper Elementary/Middle School, grades 5-8

Estelle Laure: Estelle will be here during the week of March 20-24, 2017 (She's not available Wed 3/22.) Middle School/High School

Kwame Alexander: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Elementary School, grades K-2

Adam Rubin (as in Dragons Love Tacos!): Wednesday, May 3 Elementary Schools, PICTURE BOOK

Kate T. Parker: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Middle School

Paul Tobin: Thursday, March 9, 2017 Elementary School, grades 3-6

Jessica Day George: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 and Thursday, March 9, 2017 Elementary School, grades 3-5

Jen Calonita: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 Elementary School, grades 3-6

Sean Connolly: Monday, March 6, 2017 Elementary School/Middle School, grades 4-7

Judd Winick: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 Elementary School, grades 3-6

Brendan Kiely: Friday, February 24, 2017 High School

Jason Reynolds: Friday, February 24, 2017 Middle School

Aimée Carter: Monday, February 13, 2017. Elementary School, grades 3-6

Ellen Hopkins: Monday, January 23, 2017 High School

SJ Kincaid: Friday, November 4, 2016

Laurie Halse Anderson: Thursday, October 27, 2016

Jennifer Fosberry: Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Mike Lowery: Friday, October 7, 2016

Jennifer Holland: Wednesday, October 5, 2016

David Shannon: Monday, Oct 3, 2016 (morning only); Tuesday, Oct 4, 2016; Wednesday, Oct 5, 2016

Gene Luen Yang: Monday, October 3, 2016 *Yes, this is the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature!

Ed Vere: Thursday, September 29, 2016

Mike Curato: Monday, September 19, 2016

Lin Oliver: Monday, September 19, 2016

Elizabeth Eulberg: Friday, September 9, 2016

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