Visiting Author for Schools: Ashley Spires

Ashley Spires

DATE OF SCHOOL VISIT
Friday, February 9 (Ashley will be visiting two schools: one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Please indicate your preference.)

AUTHOR
Ashley Spires

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Ashley Spires grew up in a little town on the coast of British Columbia called Tsawwassen with two parents, an older sister, eight cats, a dog and the occasional newt. For a while she thought that animation was her future, but then photography caught her eye, which led her to bookmaking courses. These classes opened her eyes to the world of illustration and she never looked back. Delighted that there was, in fact, a career that allowed her to remain in her pajamas, hang out with her cats and be productive at the same time, she knew illustration was the perfect job for her. Ashley spent time living in Toronto and Saskatoon before returning to her home turf of Delta, British Columbia where she now resides with three cats, a dog and her extremely patient fella. Like Binky, Ashley does not take kindly to insects, though she rarely eats them. She has ingested a number of bugs accidentally during her frequent jogs and bike rides, but trust me, she didn't enjoy it.

Book Trailers

 

LENGTH & TOPIC OF PRESENTATION
Presentation is 30-45 minutes with a focus on making mistakes and the importance of NOT getting it right the first time. Author talks about where ideas come from, how many times she has to redo things and how doing something because you love it is always worth while.

SCHOOL TYPE & GRADES
Elementary, grades 2-6

DESIRED # OF STUDENTS
As many that will fit in a library or gym!

AV NEEDS
Computer/laptop with PowerPoint and place for USB stick with presentation, projector, projector screen, microphone if a large audience. Ashley brings her presentation on a USB stick. And a bottle of water.

HASHTAGS/SOCIAL MEDIA
#tatteredcover


ORDER FORMS
Tattered Cover will design an order form that the school should distribute in advance of the author visit, and again on the day of the event to all student attendees. 

ONLINE ORDERING LINK
Link to share with students and their families to order Ashley's books: www.tatteredcover.com/book-list-ashley-spires Please make sure anyone ordering online includes the name of your school in the Notes section of the order and if they'd like to pick up the book from you at the school. Please DO NOT give a book to someone who says they ordered online unless they have the printed confirmation. PLEASE KEEP THIS! You'll need to include these confirmations when returning the leftover books so you won't be charged for them! If they do ask you for a book without a confirmation, just email me the name of the student and parent's name and I can check.

Book or Bell? Cover Image
By Chris Barton, Ashley Spires (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781681197296
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloomsbury UK - October 17th, 2017

Ella's Umbrellas Cover Image
By Jennifer Lloyd, Ashley Spires (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781772290103
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Simply Read Books - October 24th, 2017

The Thing Lou Couldn't Do Cover Image
By Ashley Spires, Ashley Spires (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781771387279
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Kids Can Press - May 2nd, 2017

Over-Scheduled Andrew Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781770494848
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Tundra Books (NY) - January 12th, 2016

Edie's Ensembles Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781770494909
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tundra Books (NY) - October 14th, 2014

Larf Cover Image
By Ashley Spires, Ashley Spires (Illustrator)
$8.95
ISBN: 9781554539024
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Kids Can Press - August 1st, 2014

The Most Magnificent Thing Cover Image
By Ashley Spires, Ashley Spires (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781554537044
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Kids Can Press - April 1st, 2014

Fluffy Strikes Back: A P.U.R.S.T. Adventure Cover Image
By Ashley Spires, Ashley Spires (Illustrator)
$7.95
ISBN: 9781771381338
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Kids Can Press - April 5th, 2016

Binky Takes Charge Cover Image
By Ashley Spires, Ashley Spires (Illustrator)
$7.95
ISBN: 9781554537686
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Kids Can Press - September 1st, 2012