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.

Visiting Author of the Day: TONI BUZZEO!


I usually upload an image of an author's website when I select them as Visiting Author of the Day, but I wanted to share a new podcast in praise of Toni Buzzeo's wonderful book, Fired Up With Reading. After you listen to the podcast on Just One More Book, (and have probably listened to a few others; that's such a great collection of children's book related podcasts, I can never stop at just one!) you can pop over to Toni's incredibly informative site by clicking HERE.

Kim Norman

Visiting Author of the Day:


I'm happy to say that New Jersey author Lisa Mullarkey recently booked a visit as a direct result of a school finding her on this website. Yay!! That's exactly why I created the site -- to help schools & libraries make connections with nearby authors and illustrators.

Lisa also generously went online and bought a copy of my book to donate to the school, which she'll be visiting in June. What a sweetie! I mailed her a bookplate inscribed to the students.

To learn more about an author visit from Lisa, (she's comfortably close to other eastern states, as well), visit her website HERE.

Kim Norman