Frans Visits





Kathleen Ortiz, Director of Subsidiary Rights / Agent
New Leaf Literary & Media, Inc.
110 West 40th Street, Suite 410
New York, NY 10018
(O) 212-221-1387

Author Visits

I enjoy speaking at schools, bookstores, libraries, or conferences. I adjust my presentations to suit any age group, from Kindergarten to adults. Being a Disney animator, I involve drawing and discussion of characters from films I’ve worked on, (“Who Framed Roger Rabbit? “The Road To El Dorado” “The Princess And The Frog” “Frozen,” to name a few.) As an author/illustrator I show how I create characters from my imagination. 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.

My three children taught me lots about what entertains them. Having a strong connection with your inner child is practically a prerequisite for my professions. I am passionate about what I do, and consider myself extremely fortunate to do something I love for a living.

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 should be pre-ordered and available on date of visit. (Hosts can arrange to share a percentage of sales with the book seller.)

I gladly sign and do small drawings to personalize each purchased book.

Rates and Scheduling Information

Rates include the sale of books on the date of the visit.
$500 per day for school visits.
$1,000 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.

See animated book-trailers!

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