In addition to school visits and library visits, I also do Skype author visits. My Ballpark Mysteries Skype author visits usually follow a slimmed-down version of my typical school visit. During a Skype author visit I may read a short excerpt from one of my books and then take the class through the process of how I created and how I write the Ballpark Mysteries. We always leave lots of time for questions–that’s often the best part of the visit and one that really helps connect beginning readers to the books.
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My Skype author visits are best for grades 2-5, but I can also talk about being a writer, the publishing process, and writing and editing to older grades as well.
Skype author visits start at $100
“My class really enjoyed our Skype visit with Mr. Kelly. He spoke to them about perseverance and following your dreams no matter what. I think that really stuck with them and made them work harder toward their goals.” – Sarah, Westchester Elementary School, Coral Springs, Florida
“The 3rd graders LOVED your Skype visit with us, as did their teacher. I think the visit was terrific. The kids love to hear about how you got started writing and where your ideas come from. The students loved talking with you about the series and your visit got both boys and girls excited about reading! So many students love baseball and it is a natural way to pique their interest. They liked that there were both boy and girl characters. They also loved how they were going to the different stadiums and that you did your research to make the books authentic. It always helps when they are reminded that writing is hard work and it takes many tries to be successful.They were reading your books like crazy afterward! Fantastic!” – Jenny, Korn Elementary School, Durham, Connecticut
Past Skype Visits
• Westchester Elementary School, Coral Springs, Florida
• Central College Christian Academy, Westerville, Ohio
• Orchard School, South Burlington, Vermont
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