Bridget Heos Author Visits

In Person or Virtual, Fiction or Nonfiction, Let's Plan a Fan-stache-stic Day!

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     learn how a picture book is made from idea to publication, with an emphasis on the tried and true writing process that students learn in school. Focus is on fiction with a little nonfiction.


     how long does it take to write a book? A lifetime! All the things that happen in your life--good and bad--are part of your story. You are the hero in that story. You can also use life events and what you learned from them to write a story!

ANIMALS: JUST LIKE US (grades 3-5)

     learn how a nonfiction book is made, from research to publication, with a focus on cool animal facts.

BLOOD, BULLETS, AND BONES (grades 6 and up)

     learn how a nonfiction book is made, with a focus on real-life murder mysteries!

     This can also be presented as a writer's workshop. Develop an idea, summary, outline, map, and even cover art--everything you need to start writing your own murder mystery!  


     a Q&A for teachers about research, writing, and publishing + tips if they are interested in writing themselves 

     or a behind-the-scenes look at the children's book process and business

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Pricing for 2024-25

          A full day typically includes 4-5 presentations and time for signing books. You may also add any other activities that fit into the school day, such as breakfast or lunch with students, story time for preschoolers, classroom visits to see student writing projects, a book signing party, or whatever will add to the students' experience!

          A half day must be booked for either morning or afternoon. It includes two presentations.

          For description of in person presentations, click here!  

Within 2 hours of Kansas City:

$1,600 for a full day (4-5 presentations plus any other activity) 

$800 for a half day (2 presentations)

No travel fees.

More than 2 hours from Kansas City:

$2,000 for a full day, plus travel fees. 

The day may be shared, and travel is waived if more than two consecutive days are booked within the district. I also waive travel for the following cities when a full day is booked: Atlanta, Boston, and Phoenix, because I can stay with family there.

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$400 for each 35-minute presentation or $1200 full day unlimited

Buying Books

          Many schools allow students and teachers to preorder books, which I then sign on the day of the visit. Book orders can be handled through a local bookstore or Barnes & Noble. I'm happy to provide an order form for you and help with the process of book orders. Students are also welcome to bring books from home to be signed.


Library Visits, Literacy Nights, and Writer's Workshops 

Pricing: $600 for one hour, or $800 for two hours

Out-of-town visits can be booked in conjunction with school visits in your town.

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Hope to see you soon!