School & Library Visits

Are you interested in having JaNay do a Virtual Classroom Visit? Contact her HERE!



Book her for

  • P-12 Author Visits

  • Parent Workshops

  • Teacher and Administrator Workshops

  • Tips and Tools for Writers

Fees and Booking

JaNay presents to both children and adults, and her presentation topics range from discussing the importance of reading and elements of a story to brain development and supporting literacy —and everything in between!

Presentations for Children

Large Presentations 

Read books, discuss being an author and writing process, text-related topics, etc. in large assembly presentation.

  • One 30-45 minute presentation for half the school/program (primary or intermediate classes or Middle/High school classes): $750

  • Two 30-45 minute presentations for whole school/program (primary or intermediate classes or Middle/High school classes): $1200


Small Presentations

Read books, discuss being an author and the writing process, elements of story, creative writing activity, etc.

  • One-hour Library or Museum Visit + Signing: $350

  • Two 45 minutes classroom visits: $600


*Please note, visits and presentations that require more than 100 miles for travel are subject to additional fees for travel.

Resources for Successful Visit

Prepare Students for an author visit PDF

Book Order Form PDF

Publicity assets:

  • High Res Photo 

  • Low Res Photo 

  • Short Bio


Upcoming Events:


Virtual Storytime

Date: January 6, 2021

Time: 10:00 am

Place: Virtual

About: Join as we learn more about her journey to becoming an author and what inspires her writings and hear her read from some of her works.

Learn More HERE 

California School Library Association Virtual Conference

Date: February 20, 2021

Time: 11 am PST

Place: Virtual

About: Join JaNay as she discusses math with a host of wonderful panel members in their session titled "Math for ME: Empowering Students through Diverse Math Stories"

Learn More HERE

Summer Fishtrap Workshop

Date: July 12-18, 2021

Time: Weeklong workshop with varying times


About: JaNay will give a talk titled "Words to Build a Better World: Contemplating and Crafting Authentic Stories for Children" and will work with students in a weeklong workshop centering on writing for children.

Learn More HERE

“It was a magical moment; the kind that births life-long reading”
—Molly Mix,  Program Manager,
Sacramento Children’s Museum

Professional Workshops

Are you interested in having JaNay present to your staff or parents? Contact her HERE!


Presentations for Parents, Educators, and Administrators

JaNay offers a variety of workshops and presentations for parents, educators, administrators, etc.


Some topics include:

  • Supporting literacy in children

  • Brain development and early learning

  • Diversity in children’s books

  • Writing for children and getting published

  • And more!

Pricing for adult workshops start at $650

Download a brochure and share it with your administrators!

JaNay sharing her books

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