My goal is to spread the love of reading and to inspire children to read and to think creatively.
I love to visit with my Jazzy's Books fans. My presentations touch on the following topics, but can be tailored to a specific goal you have in mind.
The children and I rewrite one of my stories. It's very interactive. In ABC Jazzy, the children choose new objects for Jazzy to find. In Counting Down Jazzy, the children write a new rhyme based on subtracting two instead of one. For the younger grades I sing a song or two for fun.
Metamorphosis and/or The writing process: From thought to completion. In this presentation I show my transition from sports photographer to author. I take you through how my passion for photography and love of my dog Jazzy inspired my first book. I discuss the differences in using photos instead of illustrations, story-boarding, and the writing process. If you want, I can discuss the publishing world, what I learned, what options are available. What successes and failures have I had on the journey and how important goal setting is to achieving success.
Photo Journalism: I would be happy to talk to the photo enthusiasts at your school about photography.
Visits within the 757 area code: $200.00
Preschool with one or two classes in 757 area code: $50.00
Virginia visits outside the 757 area: $200.00 plus hotel (if needed) and travel (.10 cents per mile for gas) and lunch ($15.00 for lunch if not provided).
757 Book Deal.
USE A BOOK SALE TO PAY FOR MY VISIT
Since my goal is to spread the love of reading, I can waive my fee (we will still need to work out travel and lodging if needed) with these two conditions.
1. The school purchases a complete set of my books at a discount price.
2. The school sends my information flyer home to parents. I provide the flyer, but the school will need to make copies.
Pre books sales can also be arranged.
Please fill in the form below or call me. I can't wait to meet you.