THERE IS NO CHARGE TO BE LISTED on this blog, however I do ask for a reciprocal link to Cool School Visits, at www.coolschoolvisits.com . (Check it out! I offer lots of free advice about doing school visits!) Sorry, except for a few close friends, I can only list you in your home state.
MY DEFINITION OF "TRADITIONALLY PUBLISHED"...If you're with a publisher you know I'll recognize, write to me and I'll add you. If you have any doubts, CLICK THIS LINK and scroll down to a list approved on SCBWI's "Published and Listed" (PAL) list. If you see your publisher on this list, write to me. If not, then you're with a publisher too obscure to be added. I don't want these author lists to become so lengthy that the site loses its original intent: to save educators time when "shopping" for an author.
It's still poetry month for a few more days, right? So today my Visiting Author of the Day is Karen Jo Shapiro. She's not only a visiting author, she's a visiting poet. Her spot-on parodies of famous classic poems are brilliant! Karen is in North Carolina. To learn more about her books and an author visit, click THIS LINK. (Or scroll down to North Carolina, in the left-hand column.)
Can't promise I'll add a new featured visiting author every day... in fact, I can guarantee I'll be very undisciplined about it. So maybe this should be called "Visiting Author of the Week"... or maybe even "of the MONTH!"
Regardless of what it's called, Sandra Friend's enticing new page outlining her author visits seemed like the perfect kick-off to this feature. I mean, who WOULDN'T want to know more about flesh-eating plants or "haboobs?" (I'm such a 3rd grader at heart. I've looked up the word, and it STILL makes me giggle!)
Sandra lives in Florida. Visit her school visit page HERE.