Virtual author visits

Free Virtual Visits

Want a visit for free? You’re in luck! I participate in World Read Aloud Day. In addition to WRAD visits, I offer a limited number of free 15-minute Skype/Zoom/Hangout visits with classrooms each year. During these visits, I read from my books and answer students’ questions (please have students read one book and prepare questions in advance to make the most of our time). See my WRAD page for available time slots or fill out my contact form if you’d like to inquire about a free visit on another date.

Longer Virtual Visits

I offer 45-minute virtual visits for a small fee. These can focus on my books, one of the programs listed here, another writing-related topic of your choice, or cover general writing processes plus Q&A. I’m very flexible in what I can present—just let me know what you’d like.

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In-person author visits

I offer full-day visits, consisting of up to four presentations (assembly-style, workshop, or combination of the two), plus a book signing. Please note in your inquiry whether you are interested in selling books to families.

I charge travel expenses for schools more than 50 miles from Lincoln, Nebraska unless I will already be in town for other reasons. For schools more than two hours away, please book two sequential days and note that my hotel accommodations must also be covered. I have family in the Kansas City and Denver areas, and will not need accommodations when visiting schools in these areas.

Ideally, a two-day visit will be split between two (or more) schools, which will allow you to share travel and honorarium costs.

Wondering why author visits aren’t free?

Learn more here. Funding is available to cover the costs of bringing in authors. Here are some tips on seeking local support or getting grants for school visits.


Please fill out my contact form or email me at alison [at] apstevens [dot] com for information and availability.
I look forward to meeting you and your students!