Visiting Author for Schools: Laurie Halse Anderson

Laurie Halse Anderson

SPEAKING FEE! Laurie's rate is $3500 for 1 day which includes up to 3 presentations of ~45 minutes each, plus travel/lodging as appropriate. This fee gets paid directly to Laurie.

AUTHOR
Laurie Halse Anderson

DATE OF SCHOOL VISIT
Laurie is available:

  • Tuesday, September 25
  • Wednesday, September 26
  • Thursday, September 27
  • Friday, September 28
  • Monday, October 1

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
LAURIE HALSE ANDERSON is a New York Times bestselling author of books for kids of all ages--including Speak, Fever 1793, Chains, Twisted, and many others. Known for tackling tough subjects with humor and sensitivity, her work has earned numerous national and state awards, as well as international recognition. Two of her books, Speak and Chains, were National Book Award finalists. Anderson was honored with the 2009 Margaret A. Edwards Award given by the YALSA division of the American Library Association for her "significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature." Anderson was born in Potsdam, New York in 1961. Growing up, she loved reading and listening to family stories. She graduated from Georgetown University in 1984. Before becoming a full-time writer, she was freelance journalist, and then worked part-time at a bookstore to earn money while working on her fiction. Mother of four and wife of one, Laurie lives in northern New York, where she likes to watch the snow fall as she writes. Visit Laurie at www.MadWomanintheForest.com or on Twitter at @HalseAnderson.

SCHOOL TYPE & GRADES
Upper Elementary School, Middle School, High School; grades 4-12

DESIRED # OF STUDENTS
Laurie will present to any number, but prefers audiences of at least 100. The more the better! Laurie is unbelievable and memorable.

LENGTH & TOPIC OF PRESENTATION
Up to 3 presentations of 45 minutes each.

Elementary​ ​and​ ​Middle​ ​Schools

For​ grades​ ​K​-​4:
After​ ​sharing​ ​the​ ​ups​ ​and​ ​downs​ ​of​ ​her​ ​difficulties​ ​learning​ ​how​ ​to​ ​read​ ​and​ ​write,​ ​Laurie explores​ ​the​ ​inspiration​ ​and​ ​development​ ​of​ ​her​ ​books​ ​for​ ​younger​ ​readers,​ ​and​ ​explains​ ​the revision​ ​process​ ​in​ ​a​ ​fun​ ​and​ ​memorable​ ​way. Focus​ ​is​ ​on​ ​picture​ ​books:​ ​​ ​​The​ ​Hair​ ​of​ ​Zoe​ ​Fleefenbacher,​​ ​​Independent Dames: What You Never Knew about the Women and Girls of the American Revolution, ​and​ ​​Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving,​ ​and​ ​the​ ​​Vet​ ​Volunteers​ ​​series.

For​ ​grades​ ​5-8:
After​ ​sharing​ ​the​ ​ups​ ​and​ ​downs​ ​of​ ​her​ ​difficulties​ ​learning​ ​how​ ​to​ ​read​ ​and​ ​write,​ ​Laurie discusses​ ​her​ ​fascination​ ​with​ ​American​ ​history,​ ​and​ ​dives​ ​into​ ​the​ ​research,​ ​writing,​ ​and revision​ ​process​ ​for​ ​her​ ​award-winning​ ​historical​ ​adventure​ ​novels. Focus​ ​is​ ​on​ ​historical​ ​fiction:​ ​​Chains​,​ ​​Forge​,​ ​​Ashes,​​ ​and​ ​​Fever​ ​1793.

High​ ​Schools​ ​and​ ​College

Laurie​ ​can​ ​focus​ ​on​ ​a​ ​specific​ ​text,​ ​such​ ​as​ ​​Speak​,​ ​​The​ ​Impossible​ ​Knife​ ​of​ ​Memory​,​ ​​Twisted, Catalyst​,​ ​​Wintergirls​​ ​or​​ ​Prom​,​ ​or​ ​her​ ​historical​ ​fiction.​ ​She​ ​can​ ​also​ ​talk​ ​generally​ ​about​ ​her development​ ​as​ ​a​ ​writer​ ​and​ ​the​ ​writing​ ​of​ ​Young​ ​Adult​ ​fiction.

AV NEEDS
Laurie will be bringing her laptop (a Mac with a dongle). She’ll need a microphone, projector, extension cord, and projection screen. And, a bottle of water.

 

HASTAGS/SOCIAL MEDIA
#lauriehalseanderson, #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 Laurie's books: www.tatteredcover.com/book-list-laurie-halse-anderson 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 us the name of the student and parent's name and we can check.

Ashes (Seeds of America Trilogy) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781416961468
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Atheneum Books - October 4th, 2016

Chains (Seeds of America Trilogy) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781416905868
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - January 5th, 2010

Forge (Seeds of America) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781416961451
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - April 24th, 2012

Hair of Zoe Fleefenbacher Goes to School Cover Image
By Laurie Halse Anderson, Ard Hoyt (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780689858093
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 23rd, 2009

Independent Dames: What You Never Knew about the Women and Girls of the American Revolution Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780689858086
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 3rd, 2008

Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780689851438
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 1st, 2005

Fever 1793 Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780689848919
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - March 1st, 2002

Speak Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780312674397
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Square Fish - May 10th, 2011

Speak: The Graphic Novel Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780374300289
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - February 6th, 2018

The Impossible Knife of Memory Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780147510723
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Speak - June 2nd, 2015

Twisted Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780142411841
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Speak - May 15th, 2008

Catalyst Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780142400012
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Speak - September 15th, 2003

Wintergirls Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780142415573
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Speak - February 23rd, 2010

Prom Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780142405703
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Speak - February 2nd, 2006