Last week was a good week in the world of school author visits. I spent Friday with more than 400 students at West Buffalo Charter School for an awesome day talking reading and writing. After a school assembly to begin the day, we broke out for grade-level writing workshops. The students were some of the most engaged, creative and enthusiastic I've worked with, and they came up with some amazing characters, settings and plots during our workshop time together.
2019 is a big year for me as a writer. I have several new books coming out, and by the end of the year I will have 35 children's books in print.
In my career, I have authored more than 4,000 by-lined articles, written 35 books and shared my school author visits and writing workshops with tens of thousands of children across the country. None of that would have been possible without the love, support, and guidance of my mom.
She taught me the value of hard work. She instilled a passion for reading and...
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.