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Grade Levels: Young Adults, and adults.
Programs: Mr. Trueman can do up to three presentations a day, plus
spend as much time as needed for autographing books. He is
flexible with regard to his presentations and will tailor his talks
to fit the needs of the audience.
is available for conferences as well and can speak on a variety
This should be presented to the author upon completion of his last
presentation. His fee is about $2,000 a day, plus expenses, depending
on the request, number of presentations, location, etc. Please contact
Balkin Buddies by phone or email with your budget and program needs
to determine the fee more exactly. For
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."
NOTE RE HONORARIUM: The Great Stories Club is a book club grant
program organized by ALA with a grant from Oprah's Angel Network
to provide young adults with the opportunity to discuss books relevant
to the challenges in their lives. All types of libraries in partnership
with facilities serving troubled teens (such as juvenile detention
centers or alternative high schools) in the United States and its
territories are eligible to apply. Selected libraries will present
three-part book club discussions featuring three theme-related books
selected by YALSA for teen audiences. Stuck in Neutral
has been chosen as one of these titles. Terry Trueman is therefore
offering a 10% discount off his honorarium to any organizations
involved in this project. (As his honorarium is typically $2,000
plus expenses, this means his fee would be lowered to $1,800 plus
expenses per day.) For further details about the Great Stories Club,
"If you are looking for a fun, dynamic, approachable, charming,
and engaging author for a school visit you cannot go wrong with
Terry Trueman! We had a most enjoyable school visit here at one
of our Middle Schools - a real pick-me-up during a few rainy, Rochester
(NY) November few days. I was fortunate enough to tag along for
the ride and it was just the best. I have been a huge fan and have
booktalked Stuck in Neutral to every sixth grade class
on my pre-summer visits since its publication (I was a brand-new
Teen Services Librarian and this book made the scary first booktalk
easy) and now I have another great title of his to add to it - Inside
Out. Students who have said "I don't like reading"
took to both books and had a terrific time interacting with Mr.
Trueman. It was just an inspiring thing to witness. He was even
gracious enough to have lunch during two separate periods with teachers
who seemed as in awe of his presence as the students were. Now I
cannot wait for his next book - a companion to Stuck in Neutral.
It takes place during the same time period, but is told from Shawn's
brother's (Paul's) perspective - the title is Cruise Control,
due out next fall - really, I can't wait! I could go on and
on about this, but then I would seem like a crazed fan - which I
probably am. But seriously, he would be a great choice if you are
searching for an author to visit - worth every penny! He got the
students involved with the presentation and the interaction was
so natural. They were as disappointed that the visit had to end
as I was."
Stephanie A. Squicciarini
Teen Services Librarian
Fairport Public Library
Fairport, New York
585-223-3648, ext 17,