Gary Alipio is currently booking author visits for bookstores, schools, libraries and other appearances (March–June of 2019).
Why Meet An Author?
One of my favorite part of being a children’s author is discussing the journey with kids. I enjoy sharing the process of developing and writing stories in a fun and relatable way with them … after all, they are still living it. I hope that by meeting a published author, the visit will make every kid feel included and more confident about their own creativity and voice. #KeepWriting
For Bookstores/Libraries, etc: I can discuss topics like the 4 qualities of an author, the creative writing process, or I can simply read and engage in Q+A about being an author.
School Topic Ideas: How did a reluctant reader get published?; Storytelling – where do I start?; What makes you weird … and why write that story?, etc.
For Schools: I ask that you distribute book order flyers with students/parents two weeks prior to visiting (if possible), and that at least 5 books are pre-ordered for Q and As about “Why the first page matters?” (see book order flyer below – to come).
Note: Studies show that actual OWNERSHIP of books increases the chances that students will develop a stronger read-at-home habit, increasing independent reading skills.
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