Author 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 novelĀ 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