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Speaking Engagements

  • School Visits – As a former distinguished-rank school teacher with more than twenty-five years experience, Connie is very comfortable in the classroom and loves to visit schools. She is happy to tailor presentations to the school’s particular needs. During her visit, she will gladly personalize and autograph books purchased prior to the school visit. Connie looks forward to making the day fun, rewarding and memorable.  

  • Guidelines for Successful School Visits  
  • Before the Visit:
    • Contact: Arrange author visits at least 4 months in advance.
    • Prep: Please read Connie’s books and explore her website before the author visit.
    • Book Sales: Thank you for encouraging students to order Connie’s books. Order forms should be sent home at least 4 weeks in advance to ensure that students have books ready to be autographed at the visit. All order forms should be submitted to Connie at the visit for students who preordered. Books can also be ordered directly through through a local bookstore.
    • Publicity: Please let local media know about the author event. Connie is happy to give interviews prior to the visit. 
    • Travel: If the visit is outside WV, Maryland and Washington D.C., please work with Connie to arrange travel and hotel accommodations.
  • The Day of the Visit:
    • Arrival: Books will be autographed at the convenience of the school schedule.
    • Scheduling: Allow at least 10 minutes between between author sessions. 
  • After the Visit:
  • Feedback: Your feedback is a valuable tool that enables Connie to create presentations that best meets the needs of children. Thank you for your response!

Contact the author about availability and fees

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