Author Website: http://www.michaelascotto.com
Author Address: Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Genres: contemporary fiction, multicultural, middle grade fiction, books for young readers, children's books, narrative, picture book, realistic fiction, school curriculum
Presentations: I offer any combination of the following --
- Book club discussions
- Classroom visits
- Virtual storytime -- readings of Tales of Midlandia picture books, excerpts from novels
- Michael's "Four Rules for Writers" -- a set of four basic rules that aspiring young writers can start to follow today
- In-depth Q&A about inspirations, background, and the life of a writer
- Parent/mentor-oriented webinar -- tools to connect with young people through reading, writing, and imagination
Available Times: Negotiable. My day-to-day schedule changes frequently, but I am happy to work with you to find the perfect time, either during school hours or in the early evening.
No recording of Skype Sessions without permission from the author.
Free Meet the Author Visit: 20 minute Q and A session - especially good for classes and book groups that have already read one or more of Michael's books
In-Depth Visit Length: ~45-60 minutes
In-Depth Visit Cost: I currently charge no fees, but I do appreciate the opportunity to offer autographed and personalized books for sale to students. This can be discussed after initial contact.
Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org; or, use the visit request form on my website: http://www.michaelascotto.com/visits
Affiliations: Michael is a member of SCBWI, a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University's MA program in Literary & Cultural Studies, as well as its MFA program for Dramatic Writing. He has been recognized by Pittsburgh Magazine and the Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project (PUMP) as one of 2011's "Pittsburgh 40 Under 40," for his contributions to the region as an author and advocate for reading.