Monday, July 13, 2009

New Page on Author and Illustrator Source

We are still in the thick of summer, but educators may already be trying to schedule events for the coming academic year.

With that in mind, I would call to your attention Author and Illustrator Source, an extensive listing of (you guessed it) published authors and illustrators who make school visits and presentations, with contact information, rates and types of presentations offered. Presenters are listed both alphabetically and geographically, with biographical paragraphs and information on their titles. Areas represented include picture books, chapter books, non-fiction, poetry and virtually every type of children's and young adult literature you can imagine.

My page, which you can find here, lists my rates and possible presentation formats. I am in the unusual position of being able to offer programs for both children and adults, and I hope to do so at book festivals as well as school visits in the months ahead.


SueG said...

Hey, hot stuff. Your page looks pretty darn impressive. Is this only for US gigs?

J.D. Smith said...

Thanks, Sue.

The Author and Illustrator Source people put the page together, and I merely provided the information and photo (taken by my friends Cheryl Perez and her husband my friend Henry Perez, author of the new suspense novel KILLING RED).

While the site is designed to showcase US-based authors, I for one will go anywhere to read, sign and present. My quoted rates are for the arrangements mentioned, but I am certainly willing to work with anyone in the US or elsewhere to design a custom package and/or have multiple venues share expenses.

Other authors may also be interested in seeing the world.