Okay, so… I have this new book coming out. AND, I also have these small kids I live with, who make long distance travel and book tours hard. AND, the amazing Kate Messner recently introduced me to the wonderful world of skyping with classrooms…
I hereby announce my CRAZY PLAN. I am going to come and visit YOUR SCHOOL, via skype, and meet with your students. I plan to talk about being an author, writing for kids, revising and editing, my favorite books, and specifically– about how BIGGER THAN A BREAD BOX took me thirty years to write. I plan to read a little bit from the book, and field questions from interested students.
THEN I plan to followup with students who might be interested in writing, or asking more questions, via email.
To sweeten the deal, the wonderful Random House sales reps have offered to send a FREEEEEE advance copy to the first 30 people who schedule a skype visit with me!
Isn’t that nice of them?
SO.. you want to join up? You want to hang out? You want to know… hhow does this work?
Interested teachers and media specialists should email me:( laurelsnyder AT hotmail DOT com ) and use the subject line SKYPE VISIT!
In the body of the email, simply let me know:
- where you live (include time zone)
- how old your students are (include grade)
- how large your group is expected to be, if you have any idea
- whether you’ve ever skyped with a classroom visitor before
- your ideal date and time for a thirty minute visit
Then, I’ll email back, confirm a time and date, and send you my skype name. AND if you’re one of the first thirty requests, I’ll put you in touch with someone who can send you a book, to use in the classroom as you see fit.
First come first serve, but with 100 visits as my goal, I’ve got a lot of slots to fill. So let me know how I can best JOIN YOUR CLASS!
(one note– to parents. For logistical reasons, I’ve found that it’s hard to coordinate through a parent who would like me to visit with their kid’s class. So, if you’re interested in this program, as a parent, please forward this information to the teacher or media specialist at your child’s school, rather than emailing me yourself. I LOVE meeting parents, but if I end up with multiple contacts, things can get confusing. THANKS!)