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. 


Creative Writing:  

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.


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. 


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