Author Visits

Author Visits by Gillian King-Cargile

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Presentation Costs

My face-to-face presentations are $500 per day plus travel expenses. I am happy to do multiple presentations in a day, but please leave breaks for meals and book signings. Skype sessions up to an hour are free of charge.

What I Discuss

During my typical author talk, I discuss how I came to write the books, how I created and named the characters, how I work with STEM experts and my illustrator to create the book, and the importance of revising. Next, I read the book. After that, I lead students in looking at pictures and creating their own stories and characters.

I can also lead students in any of the activities listed on STEM Read’s Toy and the Twister webpage if your school provides the necessary materials for students.

If your school or library is interested in professional development sessions on incorporating fiction books and STEAM activities into your curriculum and programs, my colleagues and I at NIU STEAM Works can discuss that as well.

Technology Needs

•    Projector and screen or a SmartBoard
•    Computer
•    Microphone (If I’ll be talking to groups of 20 or more or any room larger than a classroom)
•    Note that I am a PC user and will bring my PowerPoint presentation on a flash drive.

Preordering Books

If you would like to offer students the chance to pre-order signed copies of the Stuffed Bunny Science Adventures, contact Lorraine Propheter at NIU Press at or (815) 753-9905