Authors and Illustrators

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Website or Videos
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Jefferson Knapp Author Visit3rd-6th grade (but younger is okay, too)One hour(316)$275.00 (no extra expenses) is possible!' Your students will leave with those three words imprinted on their energized hearts and minds. Not only will this humorous presentation encourage them to read (more) and use their imagination, they will learn the secret to reaching your dreams regardless of circumstance. And if you still need more time to think about booking . . . I bring a 25-ft. ANIMATRONIC python! You will find my A.R.-approved 'The Kingdom at the End of the Driveway' series hard to keep on your shelves after this visit. See you soon!None1019 Skyview Drive, El Dorado, KSGalm Elementary – San Antonio, Texas Pioneer Elementary – Parker, Colorado Brookwood Elementary – Hamilton, Ohio Prairie View Elementary – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Beech Elementary – Wichita, Kansas Lincoln Elementary – Grand Island, Nebraska Ezard Elementary – Conway, Missouri Immaculate Conception School – North Little Rock, Arkansas North Hancock Elementary – Lewisport, Kentucky …and 81 Other Libraries.1/14/2016 16:28:06
Kyle TiernanSchool Age48 minutes(888) 299-2606Kyle@DrawAlong.TV300-350http://www.DrawAlong.TVKids ages 5-12 learn to draw 3 refrigerator-ready pictures during this interactive, draw along program. Kyle Tiernan has taught over 1-million kids to draw during his 14 year teaching and performing career.17560 W. 159 Court, Olathe, KS 66062Atchison, Basehor Community, Centralia, Gardner JOCO, Lackman JOCO, Lansing, Lawrence, Library Dist 1, Louisburg, Oak Park JOCO, Osawatomie, Paola, South KCKPL, Salina, West Wyandotte1/7/2017 9:40:54
Andrew Maraniss6-18 for elementary, middle and high school students, though crossover for adults as wellHis talk is typically a one hour presentation, but he can do as many as possible in a day. He can also create something custom.(615) 504-4924andrewmaraniss@gmail.comAndrew typically receives travel expenses and an honorarium ranging from $750 to $2,500 depending on the details of a particular visit/event. He is happy to divide these costs among multiple schools in a district/area.; http://andrewmaraniss.comA frequent speaker at schools around the country, NYT bestseller Andrew Maraniss writes a different kind of sports book for students, bringing together sports, history and social justice themes in an exciting narrative nonfiction style that captures the attention of avid and reluctant readers alike.NoneNashville, TNEmmie Stuart, Librarian, Percy Priest Elem., Nashville, TN; Candice Sayre, Literacy Coach, Ft. Atkinson Middle School, Ft. Atkinson, WI; Vickie Blankenship, Media Coordinator, East McDowell Middle School, Marion, NC7/25/2019 14:19:16
Natalee Ganyonpre-k through 3rd ('live' puppets included with program)generally 30 min. if post story activity 15 or more620-899-0642 or or nataleeganyon@gmail.comTravel expenses only (if post story activity: paper puppet making or Gordon Parks program, library supplies ,utube: stories with friends and budsHere's how that Happened" 4 folk stories promoting character development through classic sayings. yes we do zoomnone but for expensesPO Box 1726 Hutchinson, Ks , 67504 for those ordering my book and business mailHoisington Library, School libraries from Gt.Bend.,Lyons, Hutchinson and classrooms1/5/2021 12:11:59
Dustin Wilgers4-1030-45 minutes6207558950dustin.wilgers@gmail.comFor programs that I need to drive for, $50 for gas and travel. For vitural programs, all I ask is the library purchase books for their catalog and share information with attendees and the community on how to purchase my books. or program is intended for children, and it chronicles my adventure as an author. It includes fun spider facts and an introduction to both of my illustrated children's storybooks. I live in McPherson, for those libraries farther than 30 minutes drive, I would prefer a virtual program. 1273 19th Ave, McPherson, KSMcPherson Public Library and numerous elementary school libraries (including all 4 elementary schools in McPherson)6/30/2021 11:22:29
Steven J Kolbe (pen name)Teens and adultsTypically an hour or so785-410-3097kolbestevenj@gmail.comJust mileage – we can figure out the details am offering a FREE one-hour class entitled, “How to Write a Mystery.” The class includes a presentation (see below), a novel outlining activity, and a Q&A with the author (me) about the process of writing a mystery novel and securing a publisher. And yes, it can be done virtually.None809 E Johnson Street, Garden City, KS 67846Finney County Library9/1/2021 12:55:19
Aaron Fowlerelementary 60$ & BellaandChoco.comyesnone1440 N Park Place Wichita, KS 67203I perform at 40-50 libraries every summer across the midwest.1/19/2023 15:44:23