School Visits

Before Heather became a published author, she spent many years working in the schools, so she’s seen firsthand how important it is for kids to connect with artists and writers who nurture their dreams.  She’d love to schedule such a visit to your school, book club, or writing group.   Please contact her directly to discuss the possibilities of a visit, whether virtual or in person.

Heather can discuss just about anything about books — the process of writing a novel, the way the publishing industry works, young adult literature, or the craft of writing itself.   These are just some possible ideas for presentations. Feel free to ask Heather about other possibilities or about topics more specifically geared toward your audience.

 

Writing for Real - What’s it like to be a writer?   Learn what it really takes to turn your writing into a real book.

Layering Fiction – How do you take a simple scene and embellish it into a multi-layered experience for your reader?  Discover why it takes more than the five senses to create a memorable scene.

The Great What If? –  Writers are often asked “Where do you get your ideas?”  Learn how to take a small thought and brainstorm it into a workable plot and characters with goal, motivation, and conflicts.

 

In-Person Visit Honorarium
Includes up to four presentations per day.

Local: (Western Washington) $300 per day
Other parts of Washington: $500 per day plus travel expenses
Out of State: $750 per day plus expenses
Conferences/Workshops: rates are negotiable

 

Book Sales

Heather does not sell her own books, but they can be ordered from her publishers at a discount. Coordinating with a local independent bookstores can also be a great way to offer her books for sale at an event.

 

Virtual Visits

If you can’t bring Heather in for an in-person visit, maybe you can invite her for a virtual visit. She is happy to chat with individual classes, book clubs, or writer groups via Skype.

Cost and Duration
$50 per half hour
$75 per full hour

Be sure to download the Skype software ahead of time and do a practice session. This helps make sure everything goes smoothly with the technology on visit day.  Prepare the audience, ideally by reading one or more of Heather’s books.  Even though Heather can’t sign books virtually, she can send postcards or other freebies for anyone participating in the video chat.

Comments
6 Responses to “School Visits”
  1. Lynne says:

    hey…. i love your books.

  2. Hannah says:

    Ms. Davis, I can’t even explain to you how much I loved The Clearing. I was at my local bookstore, and one of the employees reccomended it to me. I didn’t get it, but then this Spring I went to the library to explore some good summer reads. I saw the Clearing, and checked it out. That night, I began it and couldn’t put it down, The next morning at school my math/science teacher even tyelled at me for reading during class! I think the book was just so captivating, I felt like I was watching Amy and Henry through the other side of the clearing. I felt like I was there. I think that this is the first book I ever actually sobbed about. It was so sad when Henry had to leave, and then when Amy finds out he died in the war. But I loved when it said that Amy thought this was a morning of possibilites. This book really opened my mind up to the magic and possibilites of our world. I’ve reccomended this book to all my friends, and my mom too. The Clearing is defenitly in my top 2 favorite books of all time. I love to write too, and it really inspired me to write a beautiful fantasy romance story like this one. Your book was so beautiful, and I hope you’ll have time to leave me a message back! It was absolotley more amazing than any words I can express. I could also really imagine it because I live in Seattle, and I go to the more country areas of WA to visit relatives alot. Maybe next time I’ll explore some clearings : )
    Anyways, thank you so much for writing such a beautiful, incredible book. It was absoloutley captivating,
    -Hannah

    • Woo, Hannah! That’s like the longest comment in history! :) I’m so glad you couldn’t put the book down, but don’t get busted for reading in class! Sometimes it does make us cry when we read books and I think it’s a really cool thing. When I was writing The Clearing, I cried in places too. Have a great summer!

  3. Catalina Zavala says:

    I can’t even begin to explain how amazing it would be to me for you to come to our school. Unfortunately, I live in South Carolina, a whole country long trip. But your book, The Clearing has inspired me to start writing again. It was so emotional and amazingly written, I couldn’t even choose the write words to explain the book to my friends. But don’t worry, I’ll make sure they read it.

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