How our Author Visits
Uniquely Inspire Children
It’s always exciting when a young child gets to meet an author of one of their favorite books, but what if that author was close to them in age? How empowering would it be for a child to see another child, just like them, standing up in front of them, talking about the book she wrote? That’s what you get when the Purpee the Purple Dragon authors visit your school.
How Our Author Visits Work
We have two options for author visits, either one half day, or two half days. With the two-day option, 8 year old author Brianna Fasano will visit your school and participate in the first half-day visit.
Option #1 – One Half-Day Visit
For this option, both Purpee the Purple Dragon authors visit your school and speak to the students in an assembly type setting. The authors give an engaging presentation entitled W.R.I.T.E – 5 Simple Steps to Becoming an Awesome Writer No Matter How Old You Are.
During this engaging presentation, the authors walk through tips for improving your writing skills but also discuss the entire book writing process, showing in detail some of the initial sketches for the Purpee the Purple Dragon books. Students really feel honored to be able to see the process from day 1 to the finished books, and they are thrilled to know that someone their age can publish a real book!
Option #2 – Two Half-Day Visits
For this option, both authors visit the school and give the presentation described in Option #1 above, but then Anthony Fasano visits the school for a second half day about one month later.
Between the first and second visits, the students write their own Purpee the Purple Dragon stories. During the second day visit, Fasano will sit with students individually and/or in small groups and review their stories and help them further develop them.
This is a unique opportunity for the student so to develop their imagination and creativity working with a published author. There is also a possibility that some of the students stories or ideas may be used in future Purpee the Purple Dragon books!
What are the Author Visit Fees?
If you are interested in scheduling an author visit, simply fill out the form below and we will be in contact with you with a detailed proposal. Please note, there is a fee per visit depending on the option selected, and travel expenses may be required if your school is located far from northern New Jersey.
We also ask that as part of the visits, the books be offered to the parents for sale prior to and after the visit. There is an option for sharing the book revenue with the school’s PTA and one book for every two sold will be donated to a children’s hospital.
We look forward to visiting your school!