Summary of Visiting Authors for Schools

Available Visiting Authors for Schools

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

Each link includes info on the date of the author visit, about the author, about the book they're promoting, the length and topic of their presentation, their desired school type and grades they'd like to speak with, their AV needs, and order form info. Please make sure you can accommodate them, including all of their request/needs, that your school isn't testing or out 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 Kristen Gilligan. Please include:

  • Name of your school:
  • Name of author:
  • Your position at the school:
  • Date you'd like to host author:
  • I've gotten 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?
  • About how many students would be at this presentation? (A guess is fine!)
  • 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?


AVAILABLE AUTHORS - FALL 2018! We're now scheduling Fall 2018 visits!

 

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

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

---> Ellen Hopkins
      Friday, September 14. High Schools, grades 9-12. Young Adult

---> Shelley Johannes 
      Thursday, September 20. Elementary, grades 2-5. Middle Grade/Chapter Books *Minimum of 100 students.

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

---> Beth Vrabel
      Thursday, October 25. Upper Elementary and Lower Middle Schools, grades 6-8. Middle Grade

---> Kate Milford
      Thursday, October 25. Upper Elementary and Lower Middle Schools, grades 5-7. Middle Grade *Minimum of 75 students; maximum of 250.

 


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

 

Dow Phumiruk: Flexible dates. Elementary School, grades K-2 Picture books

 

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

 


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

 

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

 

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


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

 

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

 

F. T. Bradley: Flexible dates. Elementary School, grades 3-8 Middle Grade books

 

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

 

Stan Yan: Flexible dates. Elementary School, grades K-5 Middle Grade graphic novel and illustrator

 


R. Alan Brooks: Flexible dates. Middle School and High School, grades 7-12 Comic Book author

 


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


 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Kathleen Pelley: Flexible dates. Elementary School, grades K-2 Picture books; Family Literacy Nights These visits will include a speaking fee.

 

Julie Danneberg​​​​: ​​Flexible dates. Elementary School, grades K-5; School Visits, Family Literacy Nights, Teacher Professional Development. Picture books These visits will include a speaking fee.​ 

 


CONFIRMED AUTHORS & NO LONGER AVAILABLE

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

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

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

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

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

 

PAST AUTHORS


Lily Williams: Flexible dates. Elementary School, grades K-2 Picture books; author and illustrator

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

Amy Ephron: Wednesday, May 2. Upper Elementary School, grades 3-5 Middle Grade

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

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

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

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

Stuart GibbsTuesday, April 24. Upper 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. Elementary School, grades K-3 Picture Books

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

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

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


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

 

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; Picture book, author and illustrator 

Meg Fleming and Luke Flowers: Monday, February 12; 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: Upper Elementary School, grade 3-7 Middle Grade books

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

Chef Gino Campagna: Friday, February 9. 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. High School, grades 9-12 Young Adult books

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

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

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

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

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

Robin Barone: Thursday, February 8; Elementary 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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