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workshops with small groups
Discuss where my ideas come from
Read aloud a picture book (slides optional)
Show different stages of bookmaking, from manuscript to finished
Show slides of the haunted house in which I grew up as well as pictures
of my family, pets, and my office
Tell children how I got the idea for The Battlefield Ghost
Show slides of the Princeton Battlefield, Hessian soldiers, George
Washington, and more
Talk about the imagination and the choices made by an author when
writing a book
Read to children from the book
Get them to guess the ending
Will do up to 3 presentations a day (most effective when groups
are limited to 75 children).
Will do an additional presentation to kindergardeners (about 15-20
Will also autograph books. It's best to pre-sell them and have me
autograph them toward the end of the school day.
I'll bring slides, slide projector, and cordless microphone.
Available upon request.
The honorarium should be presented to the author at the end of the
last session on the last day of the visit. Her honorarium ranges
from $1,300 a day, plus expenses for a full-day (three presentations)
school visit within one half hour from Princeton, New Jersey; to
$1,500 a day, plus expenses for a full-day visit for out-of-town
appearances. To discuss other variations on her honorarium,
please contact Balkin Buddies by email or phone.
further information, especially about the expenses (travel, hotel,
and meals), click the "Arrange An Appearance" button and
see "General Information on the Cost of an Author Appearance"
as well as the 'Honorariums' section near the bottom of "How
to Plan an Author Appearance."