Skype Visits

Question: Do you Skype with students?

Answer: YES!

I love chatting with book groups and library groups and classrooms. These visits usually last 15-30 minutes, depending on the time considerations. It usually works better if they write down their questions in advance – mostly because it helps them to think of LOTS AND LOTS OF NEW QUESTIONS as we go. I also ask that they have a pencil and paper handy, because I always like to give them book recommendations to keep them reading.

Question: How much do Skype visits cost?

Answer: For a typical visit? Nothing. Just set up your computer and your projector and the kids and I will do the rest. If you’d like to do something more long-term: a Skype-based writing workshop, for example, Or a series of visits to scaffold your class’s reading experience, we can discuss a reasonable fee based on your school’s budget. You can contact me through the contact form on this website, or you can email me directly –

Happy reading!

4 thoughts on “Skype Visits

  1. The Glasgow Middle School Book Club loved Skyping with you! We enjoyed all the great recommendations for other books to read, too. Happy holidays to you and your family!

  2. Thank you for Skyping with us at the Redford Readers Book Group in Redford, Michigan. We really had a great time! Thanks for sharing about your writing process and excitement about your upcoming books and other books by other authors. Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. It looks like it has been a while since you have done a Skype visit…but our Newbery Book Club would LOVE to have you. We meet weekly through May 5. I know you must be so busy due to your success, but it would mean so much to us if we could Skype-meet you! Please let me know!

  4. Wow, the students from All Saints Catholic School in the Principals Book Club were so impressed by you! Thank you for skyping with us! Many of the children noted how attentive you are to detail and we love that Seriously Black joined us!

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