School and Library Visits

A lively conversation with the author of Sword and Verse about worldbuilding, literacy, and the way fantasy reflects the concerns of the real world.   


Baltimore/Washington D.C. metro area: $200 USD per 45 minute session; $600 USD per day (up to three 45-minute sessions)

Outside Baltimore/Washington D.C. metro area: $300 USD per 45 minute session; $800 USD per day (up to three 45-minute sessions) plus travel expenses

Virtual author visits are also available via Skype.

Book Sales: I request that schools and libraries offer sales of the book in conjunction with visits.  Book sales may be offered before, after, or during the visit. Connect with your local independent bookstore here.  I will be available to sign books after the session or at another agreed-upon time during the visit.

Group Size: Up to 200 students.

Cancellation Policy: In cases of cancellation due to inclement weather or other emergency school closings, sessions will be rescheduled based upon availability and a full refund offered if rescheduling is not possible.  Programs cancelled with less than 72 hours (3 days) notice for any other reason will be assessed a 50% cancellation fee.

To book an appearance:

  • Check my availability calendar and identify your preferred dates and times.
  • Fill out the contact form here.  Include your contact information, school name and address, number of students participating, and choices of dates/times.
  • I will check dates/times and reply to you with link to contract.
  • Dates will be confirmed upon receipt of signed contract.
  • Please read Cancellation policy carefully. A 50% cancellation fee will apply as described above.