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January 31, 2018

I landed in Buffalo Thursday night after a great week of school author visits in Texas and immediately started getting prepared for a Friday visit with the students at West Buffalo Charter School.

I have had the opportunity to present a number of author visits at charter schools and I always have a great time. The students at West Buffalo were no exception. From the tiniest kindergarten students to the older grades, everyone was excited to talk about writing and engaged with the presentations. The stu...

January 26, 2018

As I write this blog, I am sitting in the Southwest Terminal at the San Antonio International Airport, waiting for my flight home to New York. It has been an amazing week as I brought my author visit program to the students at San Antonio Academy of Texas and St. Anthony Catholic School.

We had a great day on Tuesday at San Antonio Academy, an all-boys private school located on a beautiful campus tucked into a residential neighborhood in San Antonio. The boys were excited for our time together and wer...

January 17, 2018

You know how valuable an author visit would be for your students, but you've got no idea how to pay for it. Matt Chandler is the author of more than 25 books for children and he travels the country speaking at schools. He has five different ways you can fund an author visit at your school. These are actual ways schools have funded his author visits in the last year.

January 13, 2018

This week marked my first author visit for 2018, as I spent two days with the students of PS 27, Hillery Park Elementary School. It was a busy two days as I packed in 14 presentations for students in grades Pre-k through 8th.

No matter how many author visits I do, I am always amazed by how incredibly smart, inquisitive, and excited the students are. They are hungry to learn, and each visit I come away amazed by some of the questions they come up with. The students at Hillery Park were no exception.

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