New for the 2016-2017 school year, Skype visits! The world is changing, I've learned that virtual Author Visits fit in very well with the assembly strategy of a growing number of schools.
The fee is simple, $99 for an approved date and up to two hours of combined visiting time.
To prepare for a Skype visit, I would recommend that a school purchase a few copies of my books for introduction to their students. All Author Visits are greatly enhanced by the students having first hand knowledge of an author's work. It helps them ask better questions and it helps the author connect on a much more personal basis with the children.
There is no standard format for a Skype visit. Each is as unique as the school I'm working with. Some schools like to ask lots of questions, while others prefer more dialogue and history of my books and experience. Either way, Skyping is great fun for all!