Presentations and Visits

Thank you for your interest. I love visiting schools, talking with book clubs, and presenting to teachers, librarians, and writers!

However, you should know that in addition to writing books for kids, I work full-time as an elementary school librarian (and am a mom and wife!), so my traveling author visits fill up quickly.

Thanks for thinking of me and my books,


My Presentations


15-Minute Book Chats

If your class, school, book club, or group is reading one of my books, I love meeting with groups via Skype, FaceTime, or Google Hangouts for an informal question and answer session. You supply the questions; I’ll (try to!) supply the answers.

Due to my teaching schedule, my available times are generally limited to before 8am, after 4pm, or during my 30-minute lunch (which is somewhat flexible). All Central Standard Time.

Longer Discussions, Presentations, and/or Writing Workshops

My in-person, longer presentations are also adaptable for virtual visits. Keep reading for more info…


Generally, I do four fifty-minute presentations in a typical day. Topics range from large-group presentations on how my stories became books, to small writers’ workshops for kids, to talking to educators about their reading and writing (here are some of my past presentations, workshops, and visits). However, I’m happy to work with YOU to create something that will have the most meaning for your group.

Contact me about a visit.


whbeckwrites at gmail dot com


20150324_152504590_iOS   021 The school McKenna was based on. Second graders