School Visit

School Visits

 Alicia Schwab does school visits! I read my books to the students and we make up and perform our very own "Bear Hug Twist" dance from THE MUKLUK BALL, by Katharine Johnson and illustrations by Alicia Schwab.

Contact me for your next school visit.

In March 2018

Michelle Cusolito

and Jeanette Bradley put launched this very informative survey on 

“Transparency in Pay for Author and Illustrator School Visits”

. It was featured in the September 12the, 2018 issue of the Pro Insider (a publication for PAL "Published and Listed" members os SCBWI.) I have also been learning all about school visits from this blog and from Emma Walton Hamilton's

self-paced courses


Inspiring children to learn and grow is really fun! I look forward to reading and dancing with the kids in schools in the near future.

School Visit

 Today I was invited to speak to the art and writing classes at Mound Westonka High School. What a great group! They were very eager to get started on the next phase of writing and illustrating their children's book story. The two classes are working together in a collaborative effort to write children's stories and then illustrate them. Later in the year, they will exhibit their their works together.

School Visit

School Visits are fun. The students love seeing what grown-ups do for work. Today I visited Mrs. Brayman's art class to talk to the students about how to use symbolism in their artwork. I showed them samples of my own work and how I use objects, color schemes and texture as some of the ways to convey a message or meaning in my work. In the book I am holding, Great Group Skits, I use symbolism in each of the chapter head illustrations to show what the title of that chapter is about. The students were inspired to take that knowledge and use it in their own illustrated book project.