I enjoy speaking at schools, bookstores, libraries, or conferences. I adjust my presentations to suit any age group, from Kindergarten to adults. I involve drawing and discussion of creating characters. My presentations vary from 30-50 minutes, depending on the audience.

For older kids, I speak about the profession of animator, author, and illustrator, and relate the challenges of teamwork involved in animation versus the solitude of writing and illustrating on my own. I love reading aloud, engaging and entertaining kids with ideas of character development and plot. I show the stages of creating a picture book dummy, discussing the evolving story changes.

A note to hosts: Please have an easel and large drawing pad on hand, as well as a digital projector. (I share pictures and video clips from my ipad.) Books can be pre-ordered and available on date of visit. (Hosts can arrange to share a percentage of sales with the book seller.)

Rates and Scheduling Information

Rates include the sale of books on the date of the visit.

$500 – for a full day school visit.
$300 – for a half day school visit.
$600 – per day for college and university visits of multiple days, with travel, room and board arranged.

Travel events more than one hour’s drive from Glendale, CA can be negotiated.