School and Library Visits

Jeff loves meeting and talking with readers at schools and libraries, and is often available for author visits. He is comfortable speaking in front of groups of all ages, from classroom to assembly size, and uses multimedia, group activities, lively stage antics, and questions to keep kids engaged.

Jeff is happy to tailor his presentation to the needs of a school or library, and can mix and match from several templates to talk about books, reading, writing, and publishing; describe the science behind his fantasy novel Nadya Skylung and the Cloudship Rescue; or help kids design and build their own (working) flying ships.

Jeff typically charges a modest fee for visits, based on travel expenses and whether the visit is a half or full day, but will waive it for schools and libraries near his home in western Virginia and visits arranged through his publisher.

To get in touch with Jeff about a school or library visit, send him an e-mail at


“Mr. Seymour delivered a dynamic presentation to our students highlighting the importance of reading and writing in today’s world.  Our students were so engaged asking lots of questions after the presentation was complete.  I loved how he explained the process of creating a book from start to finish; this was very intriguing for our future authors in the audience.  I would highly recommend this presentation to anyone.  It was such a blessing to have Mr. Seymour visit!” – Angela Myers, Librarian, Read Mountain Middle School

“My middle school students really enjoyed Jeff’s presentation! They were able to share their knowledge of real airships and really enjoyed interacting with Jeff’s model cloudships. For many of our students, having Jeff sign their personal copies of Nadya Skylung and the Cloudship Rescue was the highlight of his visit!” – Dawn Carter, School Librarian, Beverley Manor Middle School

“When Jeff came to visit, students at Montessori School of Evergreen eagerly plied him with questions. As an author, Jeff was able to nurture the writers within our student body. Students walked away from this interaction excited and buzzing about their personal futures as authors based on the discussion of procedure and process! Every child, no matter what their preference of genre, felt empowered to continue writing in their realm of choice.” – Julia Boldrin, 4th/5th Grade Teacher, Montessori School of Evergreen