Teachers should be ready for anything. I just might ask them to burp or walk the plank.
I want this to be a fabulous and exciting visit just as much as you do! Here’s a list of things that help my visit go smoothly (aka: The Diva Demands). My booking agent, Carol Riffle, will be happy to go over this with you. Contact her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stuff I Need:
My list of Please Dos and Please Don’ts:
The SCBWI Illinois website offers some great tips. Go to http://www.scbwi-illinois.org/Speakers.html#Wishlist for more information about having an author come to your school. Another great site is http://www.authorvisitbystate.com
HALLOWEEN BOOK AND BOO FEST:
If you’re looking for a dignified, serious Fall presentation for your students, then please, don’t call me. My one-hour, all ages Halloween Book and Boo Fest presentation is anything but serious. There will be green wigs. There will be toilet paper. There will be dancing. This presentation is perfect for Family Reading Nights any time of year.
HERE'S WHAT TEACHERS AND KIDS HAVE SAID ABOUT MY PRESENTATION
Dear Ms. Crimi-
Thank you for providing a wonderful experience for my Before and After School Program today at the Mt. Zion Library. The students are looking forward to “brainstorming” some of their own ideas onto paper and creating their own masterpiece. I wish you could have heard the ideas that we talked about on the walk back to the school. You have inspired them to not worry about what everyone thinks, to just be themselves and the rest will come to them. You truly have a gift.
Thanks again for your time!
PS- I am starting my journal tonight!! My first entry will be about the great time we all had meeting youJ
To Our New Friend:
Thank you for sharing your gift of writing with us. We've loved your books and enjoyed laughing with you today. You have inspired us to create many stories of our own! Thank you!
The Pierce Downer Kindergarten Class
"I love your book the louds move in and i'm glad you came to our school and i love your dog i got a book title it's called Carolyn Crimi and the attack of the giant dust bunny oh the story hunt cap it's awesome oh yeah the dog's hat to i like them both and oh do you like the waky title i think it's awesome i was thinking about it the whole time i was there oh i've been in a basement it's creepy there's spiders and rats and maybe i could write about that --yours truly Marcus"
"Dear Ms. Crimi
Thanks for giving us some tips. I am writing a story myself. It's called "Missing." I am *so* using some of your tips for my own story and your presentation was amazing and your book are great to. xoxoxo Nicole"
"Dear Carolyn Crimi
Thanks for visiting our school. As a fifth grader I wasn't very interested in "children's books" but your books were great! My favorite was Henry and the Buccaneer Bunnies. It was very funny. David"
For Fees And Availabilty, Please Contact:
Carol Riffle, my booking agent, at email@example.com.