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Debbie leaping for joy on a school visitAuthor Visits & Presentation

Debbie loves to visit schools, libraries, and other organizations to talk about her
books, literacy, and the writing process.  Debbie lives in Sevier County, TN.


$1,800/day, plus all expenses for travel and accommodations.
(Visits over 100 miles from Knoxville, TN. may require overnight lodging) If this is above your budget, please make an inquiry as Debbie may be able to help.  Please contact Simon and Schuster or Debbie directly to schedule an in-person or Skype visit.

Author visit one sheet Presentation brochure  Bulletin board Author Visit Activity Guide
Skype information  Very quick author visit video 
School visit poster  Complete book list  School visit introduction 
Press Kit  How to say Debbie's last name  Author Visit Checklist
Please note that Debbie's programs are copyrighted and may not be reproduced (videotaped) without written consent.  Author visit tips from Simon and Schuster.
Use these to prepare students for Debbie's visit:
Kindergarten and First          Second and Third         Fourth and Fifth

Here are links for grants that could potentially fund an author visit to your school.
Scholastic Librarians Programs & Grants
  Amber Brown Grant- 21 Ways to Fund an Author Visit
Please contact Simon and Schuster or Debbie directly to schedule a visit.

To order the Mermaid Tale books, click here or call 1-800-976-1726 or 1-877-989-0009 

 To order Keyholder books:
Dustin Ross - phone: 646-307-5370 or e-mail.

Contact: 1-800-Scholastic to place order

Title Status List
(for BSK-this can change due to books selling out)

Schools and libraries can order books by calling Scholastic Customer Service at 800/724-6527 and choosing "3" from both automated menus. They need to let the rep know they want to order books using the 40% Author Visit Discount.

If the rep doesn't sound familiar with this, they should verify that they are speaking to someone in the Catalog division. The Catalog reps are the ones who handle the author visit orders. Shipping costs are waived, and the school can return any books they do not sell. However, they will need to pay for the shipping on those boxes.

You may want to order a selection for students to choose from or let them select on an order form. A non-fuss way is to invite a local bookseller to do the work for you.

 Order form with book
choices already on it.

Blank order form-you
can fill in the book choices

   Sample Schedule for Debbie's visit to your school:              displaydisplay

8:15 Pickup at hotel
8:30 Arrive at School
9:00 – 9:45 K-1 grade session
9:45 – 10:15 Sign books for 1st grade and Kdg.
10:30 – 11:15 4th and 5th grade session
11:15 – 11:45 Sign books for 4th and 5th grade displayOutdoor sign
11:45 – 12:45 Lunch/Break
1:00 – 1:30 Sign books for 3rd grade
1:45 – 2:30 2nd and 3rd grade session
2:30 – 3:00 Sign books for 2nd grade 3:30 -leave for airport 

Prepare for your visit and listen to a taped interview with Debbie Dadey and Marcia Jones.  To play press the play arrow (on Internet Explorer you need to click once to activate the control and a second time to play).  Adjust volume slider.  Copyright © 1996 Scholastic Inc.


 School visit horrors.

Some of my friends do great school visits too!

Sandy Asher

Laurie Calkhoven

Marcia Thornton Jones

Lee Harper

Kim Norman

Linda Osmundson

Kay Winters



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