School Visits & Events

I love talking to kids and adults about writing and reading. I will gladly develop a program to suit your needs. If you are interested in scheduling a visit or event, please contact me to inquire about rates and availability.

Please note: I support equity and inclusivity in the world of books and beyond and am not available for any events that discriminate against marginalized or underrepresented people in any way. 

Virtual Visits

NEW! Virtual Storytime and TEN copies of A Good Deed Can Grow
In this virtual visit, I’ll read my picture book,  A Good Deed Can Grow, illustrated by Holly Hatam, share a little about being a writer and how the book was made, and answer student questions. This book is a perfect complement for units on kindness and community. Rate: $100, includes TEN copies of the book! (If you’d like every student to receive a copy, let me know and we can figure out a way to make that happen.)


Additionally, if your class or book group is reading one of my novels, I’m happy to arrange free 15-minute QA chats, if my schedule allows.


April 23, 2024

Book Tasting with The Country Bookshop

Fourteen middle-grade authors will be chatting LIVE about our new spring books – all in one place, all in one hour, all free, all followed by a live Q&A. Replay available here:

May 4, 2024

WOW! Literacy Festival

May 4, 2024, 1:00-4:00pm

WOW! Children’s Museum

110 N. Harrison Ave.

Lafayette, CO 80026

Books will be sold at WOW! at a table set up by their neighborhood bookstore, The Read Queen. Festival entry is included with admission or membership, and financial support is available for those in need. More info here:

What a fabulous opportunity it was to have Jennifer speak! She was really engaging and so in touch with this age group. What a stellar presentation she gave to our students.”

— Mrs. Andrews
Blach Intermediate School Librarian
Los Altos, California

“Jennifer was an engaging speaker who had clear messages in her presentation to encourage kids to pursue their dreams, work hard, and persevere.”

–Ruth Troyanek
Youth Services Librarian
Albany County Public Library, Wyoming

“We so enjoyed Jennifer’s visit. For days after students and teachers would stop me and share their appreciation for her visit.”

–Mrs. Haines
Dawson School
Lafayette, Colorado

“[Your Skype call] was AMAZING this morning. The kids were so engaged during your reading, and it was fantastic to see so many of them lining up to ask you questions.  Furthermore, the teachers and I were incredibly impressed by your answers and the way in which you interacted with our sixth graders!  You were truly stellar!”

–Mrs. Trudeau
Librarian Information Specialist
Deerfield, IL