Visits – Available Virtually

School Visits

Kathleen was looking forward to meeting students and educators through the launch of her new books HOSEA PLAYS ON and MILO’S MOONLIGHT MISSION. She regrets that these visits had to understandably be postponed but looks forward to the time when she can meet in person. If you are interested in a virtual presentation or workshop, please reach out via her Contact page.

Kathleen recently completed Kate Messner’s “Reinventing Author Visits” workshop intensive to adapt content for remote learning.

With more than ten years of experience presenting in schools, Kathleen is happy to work with with staff to tailor interactive sessions, tied to Language Arts and Social Studies curricula. “If, during the course of a visit,” says Kathleen, “if even one student sees him- or herself as a writer, it’s been a great day!”

Group Presentations

  • Grades K-1 (30 minutes)
  • Grades 2-3 (45 minutes)
  • Grades 4-6 (45-60 minutes)
  • Multi-Age Large Group
    (45-60 minutes)

Writing Workshops (Grade 3, up)

  • Single Day
  • Up to 5-Days (progressively deeper dive into the writing process)

Sample Author Visits (can be combined and/or tailored):

“Spinning True Tales of Everyday Heroes” (based on Hosea Plays On)
“Stop, Look, Listen…and Write!”
“Make the Ordinary Extraordinary:  What’s the Story Behind the Story?”
“From Meteors to Saxophones: Writing is Fun!”
“The Journey of a Writer” (AKA “Make Your Dreams Come True!”)
“Family History as a Springboard for Story” (based on A Name of Honor)

Common Core State Standards

CCSS connections for Hosea Plays On are detailed in its Educators’ Guide here:

Kathleen responded to students with an intimate, personalized, meaningful dialogue and shared her personal writing experience with openness and respect.

Michele Linse

Victor Primary School

Speaking Engagements

Kathleen is available for both in-person and virtual visits, centered on her writing life, definition of success, and the perseverance required in an industry where there are no guarantees.

In 2016, with colleague Elizabeth Falk, she presented “Opening Doors: Creating Moments of Transformation” at the New York State Reading Association Annual Conference.


$225 per session, for up to 60 minutes per session. A full-day visit of three sessions is $600 per day.

Virtual/Zoom sessions are priced at half the in-person rate.