Our students and teachers really enjoyed the presentation! It is great for them to think about being writers at even our earliest school age. --Kristie Munger, Librarian, Houston ISD
The "Hole" Story of a Nonfiction Book from Idea to Publication (K-5) There's a lot to writing a nonfiction from finding reliable information, solving mysteries, and locating experts. This interactive session is tailored to each grade level --relevant for every child who writes or likes true stories.
Pat Miller's engaging and inquiry based presentation kept students and staff engaged, especially as she shared an altered newspaper photograph from the 1940s vs a print from the original source. This was not your "run of the mill" author visit, where the book is read aloud and the author gives anecdotes on writing. Ms Miller showed the students the value and process of double-checking your sources when researching. --Leila Parrish, Elementary Librarian, The Village School, Houston
Where Do You Get Your Ideas? (PK - 2)
Student writers and "professionals" have much in common. This session is a fun, interactive way to learn about how to get ideas and convert them into stories for their own writing.
Pat Miller's recent author visit was entertaining, engaging, and positive for our primary students. Even the teachers learned something new!
--Karen Womack, Librarian, Cypress-Fairbanks ISD, TX
Thirty-Three Rejections and a Phone Call (Gr. 3-5) Students hate to rewrite. I show them how rewriting is a super power--one they can develop. I also take them behind the scenes of publication, from idea to book.
I thought your visit was great! It was obvious from the very beginning of your presentation that you love children and have a real passion for providing them with a quality experience. --Heather Hess, School Librarian, Hawley, PA
Fees for Author Visits
View my current schedule before booking.
Within the greater Houston area:
$400 for half day (two 45-minute sessions or three 30-minute sessions) plus expenses.
$800 for whole day (four 45-minute sessions or six 30-minute sessions) plus expenses.
$1000 for outside the Houston area plus expenses
I can split the day between two schools that are close. I can also provide the books for autographing and provide the book order in English and Spanish.