HOW TO SCHEDULE AN AUTHOR VISIT WITH JENNIFER ALLISON:
If you would like to have me come to your school to talk about writing, you should tell your librarian, a teacher or a parent about your interest. Have someone who has the authority to plan author visits send me an email at
with the subject heading "SCHOOL VISIT" (or something similar). Then we'll discuss the details. Hope to see you at your school!
A note to educators — what I can offer your school
Contact me at to discuss scheduling details and current speaker fees. (Please note that I'm fairly flexible with regard to school budgets when a book sale and signing is part of the event.)
Comments from a school media specialist following an author visit with Jennifer Allison:
October 24, 2007
Dear Ms. Allison,
Thank you for visiting our school and giving creative writing workshops. Our students loved your presentation!! Students are still making comments to me like, "I really liked that author! When is she coming back?" and "That was so much fun. I wish we could do that more often!" Some of the teachers and I were talking about the workshops and how we wished we would have made them longer. Students are asking for your books every day!
It was wonderful having you, a REAL author, visit our school and talk about how you get ideas for your books. You personalized your workshop in such a way that our students really started taking an interest in their own writing. You showed how writing can be an enjoyable task rather than just another assignment in school. No wonder our students enjoyed it.
Again, thank you for a great presentation! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend your workshops to any other school. I know we would LOVE to have you come back for a whole day. Please let us know when you are coming back to Florida and we will hope to arrange some time in our busy schedule. Thank you again from our students, and me, personally!
"I never really liked reading much, but I LOVED your books! I couldn't put them down, and I didn't want the stories to end!"
—7th grader — Saline, Michigan
"Gila has inspired me to finish my own adventure story!"
—6th grader — Novi, Michigan
"I hope to be a published author someday, and I have read all of your books that my local bookstore sells. You really do inspire me to write."
—10-year-old — Florida
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