School Visits

Now Booking for 2023-2024

Beth would be delighted to visit your school and meet your students! Presentations are fun, engaging, and designed to spark your students’ creativity. Beth is happy to adjust her programs to meet your school or library’s needs – just drop her a line and ask! All presentations can be done either in-person or virtually via Zoom.


Storytime+ (K-2nd) 20-30 minutes

An interactive storytime that includes an illustration scavenger hunt!

Behind the Scenes (3rd – 6th grade) 45 minutes including Q &A

Take a peek behind the curtain! Beth gives your students a fun look behind the scenes of book creation from idea to finished, published book. Includes Q&A.

Let’s Draw a Story (All ages) 30-40 minutes

In this fun, interactive presentation, Beth creates a character drawing using prompts from your students, then directs the students in writing a short story for that character. This presentation can be adapted to any age level.  Optional Q&A.

Workshops (5th grade +)

Beth also offers workshops for older students that focus on the more technical aspects of creative writing and illustration. She can cover topics like revision, character creation, storytelling, and the use of mentor texts.


Half-Day In-Person Visits
2 Sessions
Within 50 miles of Garland, TX: $750
Outside 50 miles of Garland, TX: $950 (plus travel expenses)

Full-Day In-Person Visits
4 Sessions
Within 50 miles of Garland, TX: $1,200
Outside 50 miles of Garland, TX:  $1,500
(plus travel expenses)

Virtual Visits: $200/session


To schedule your virtual or in-person visit, please reach out to Beth through her contact form or email her at

For information about receiving grants or funding for hosting an author visit, please check out this great resource on Debbie Ohi’s website. For additional ideas for funding an author or illustrator visit, go here.

Beth does a limited number of free virtual presentations for World Read Aloud Day (WRAD) in February.