I love to do school visits! I live in Northern California, but also visit other places (especially Seattle, occasionally Portland, OR) on occasion.

I give interactive presentations of my picture book.  I have two school presentations focused on the writing and illustration process for very young authors. One includes an interactive presentation of my picture book, ROAR!, in which the kids are encouraged to ROAR! along with me as we read. This first talk is aimed at kids who read at a beginner level, encouraging them to focus on pictures to tell their story. The second talk is for kids who are more comfortable with writing and reading, and focuses on Crawly School for Bugs, written by David L. Harrison, illustrated by yours truly. This talk includes a section on the researching insects (or anything else) in order to draw them as convincing characters. Both talks can be tailored to last from 25 to 45 minutes.

Please let me know if you would like me to come to your school:  julie@juliebayless.com