School & Library Visits
Are you interested in having JaNay do a Virtual Classroom Visit?
Book her for
P-12 Author Visits
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
Read books, discuss being an author and writing process, text-related topics, etc. in large assembly presentations.
One 30-45 minute presentation for half the school/program (primary or intermediate classes or Middle/High school classes)
Two 30-45 minute presentations for the whole school/program (primary or intermediate classes or Middle/High school classes)
Read books, discuss being an author and the writing process, elements of story, creative writing activity, etc.
One-hour Library or Museum Visit + Signing
Two 45 minutes classroom visits
*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
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Are you interested in having JaNay present to your staff or parents?
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
JaNay sharing her books
California State University's School Psychology Conference: Presenter
Date: January 19th, 2022
Sierra College Black Heritage Celebration: Presentation and Meet and Greet
Date: February 24, 2022
Virtual Author: Visit with New York
Date: March 4th, 2022
Virtual Author: Visit with St. Louis Public Library
Date: March 10th, 2022
Authors on the Move
Date: March 12th, 2022
Place: Kimpton The Sawyer
Time: 5:00 PM
About: Guests will sit down to a gourmet Farm-to-Fork meal prepared by Executive Chef Patrick Prager and paired with Sobon Wines and will be joined at their table by a recently published author.
Date: March 29th, 30th & 31st, 2022
Place: Throughout Missouri
Society for Research in Child Development Invited: Speaker
Date: April 1st - 2nd, 2022
Place: St. Louis
Texas Library Association Black Caucus Luncheon: Speaker
Date: April 27th, 2022
Place: Texas Library Association
Time: 2:45 PM
Presentation: The Power of Literacy: Engaging Young African American Readers
Society for Research in Child Development
Date: May 2022
Place: Rio Grande Puerto Rico
Fishtrap Writer's Summer Retreat
Date: July 11-17, 2022
Place: Wallowa Lake, OR
Time: Weeklong Event
About: In this weeklong workshop, we will explore creative writing (stories, poems, reader’s theater) and practice capturing our worlds in words to share with others.