Author Veronica Bartles
School/Library Visit Contact Form
I love to meet and connect with my readers! Please fill out this form and email it to vbartleswrites(at)vbartles.com to add your group to my events calendar.
My rates are available on a sliding scale, depending upon what kind of presentation you are requesting, and how far I have to travel to reach you. I realize that budgets are tight, and school/library visits are my favorite part of being an author, so I've included links at the bottom of my events page with suggestions for finding funding for author visits. I also have a few options for discounted rates:
If you are participating in the Maryland/Virginia Read Local Challenge, you will receive an automatic 10% discount.
I offer a special group rate to schools/libraries that contact me together to book events for your groups.
And if you have a special need, I do have limited slots set aside in my calendar each year for free author visits. If you would like to be considered for one of these discounts, please indicate when filling out the form.
Contact Name (Point of contact for your event)
School / Library
How can I best contact you to set up the details of your event?
What type of presentation are you interested in? Select all that apply.
Story Time + Q&A
Small Group Presentations (1-3 classroom workshops, up to 30 students each)
Lunchtime Chat with the Author
Large Group Assembly (up to 400 students)
Skype Visit (1 hour)
Other (please specify)
Please indicate the dates/times you would like to schedule an author visit. If your dates/times are flexible, please indicate that as well. Submitting multiple dates for consideration makes it more likely that I’ll be available on one of your preferred dates!
Discounts requested (select all that apply)
We're participating in the Read Local Program! (automatic 10% discount)
Multiple schools in the same area booking simultaneously (special discount rates)
We would like to be considered for one of your free author visits, if available
If requesting a free visit, please tell me about your group. My favorite part about being an author is meeting readers, and I would love to be able to afford to donate my time to everyone who requests a free author visit. Unfortunately, there's only so much of me to go around!
Will you have book sales available at your event?
Please indicate the local book seller that will be handling book sales. If you need help setting something up, please let me know.
April 21, 2017 (10:00am) - Ft. Meade, MD
Story time – with Ft. Meade daycare groups
May 11, 2017 (10:45am) - "Expand Your Programming: Author/Illustrator Visit Showcase" at MLA/DLA Conference (Cambridge, MD)
Discover local gems and learn how to add value to
library programming as traditionally published authors
and illustrators from the MD/DE/WV region of the
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
demonstrate their programs for school and library
visits. Presenters: Veronica Bartles (The Princess and
the Frogs, Balzer + Bray); Claudia Friddell (George
Washington's Spies, Random House); Laura Gehl (Peep and Egg: I'm Not Hatching, Macmillan); Kathy
MacMillan (Sword and Verse, HarperTeen); Tim Young (Do Not Open the Box!, Schiffer).
*** June 17, 2017 (10am-3-pm) - 2nd Annual Chesapeake Children's Book Festival (Talbot County Free Library - Easton, MD)
Over 30 children's book authors and illustrators will be participating in this second annual event. Visitors will be able to meet some of their favorite authors and purchase signed books. We will also have music, crafts, food and chances to win signed books and other prizes.
*** Event open to the public!