Author Website: www.tomatocollection.com
Author Address: 3148 Plainfield Ave., N.E., P.M.B. 248, Grand Rapids, MI 49525 (mailing address)
Genres: Poetry, Picture Book, Non Fiction, Memoir
Presentations: I have many various programs for when I appear at schools in person and I've developed a new presentation specifically as an online discussion and conversation about poetry. I begin by sharing some poems and thoughts on poetry, students then ask questions, I performs a couple of songs, and I share what I'm currently working on. Students then share some of their poems. This is a lot of fun and the students are proud to share their work. I wrap it up with some closing thoughts and I invite students to send some poems to us at www.tomatocollection.com to publish in our Student Poetry section.
Audiences: For online presentations I recommend 2nd Grade and up. When I visit in person I present/perform for all ages.
Available Times: I'm flexible. Just get in touch with me to see what's possible.
No recording of Skype Sessions without permission from the author.
No Cost Meet the Author Visit: 10 - 15 Minutes
In-Depth Visit Length: 45 - 60 Minutes
In-Depth Visit Cost: $100 per hour (If you're also interested in me appearing in person, contact me to discuss pricing)
Prerequisites: I encourage you to be familiar with my poetry and music. Activity guides are available at my website as well as some sample poems and songs. The more familiar the students are with my work, the more exciting the conversation will be for them.
Contact Information: email@example.com or call 616-364-5870
Affiliations: Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, International Reading Association, Michigan Reading Association