School Visits and Seminars

Do you want to get your students excited about reading and writing? Plan an author day! Janette loves visiting schools and talking to kids.

Presentations

  • Plot workshops: Children will understand what elements make up a plot and create one of their own.
  • Creativity workshops: Do you wonder where authors get their ideas? Janette will teach brainstorming techniques, then the children will work on creating a story.
  • Becoming a writer (for older children and adults interested in writing): Learn common mistakes and how to avoid them.
  • Contact Janette to make your own workshop for the kids. Janette loves to talk about how she became a writer!

 

School Visits!

School Visits!


 

“Janette Rallison is a great motivator and very approachable to all students. Her author visit and presentation surpassed my expectations! I highly recommend Janette to any school considering an author day.”
—Andrea Woodring, Brockbank Junior High, Magna Utah

 

“Janette Rallison captivates student audiences with her fun and educational presentations. She makes the writing process seem easy and plausible. Students eagerly await her next visit to our school.”
—Melanie Callahan, Shepherd Junior High, Mesa Arizona

 

“Both students and staff enjoyed Janette Rallison’s presentation filled with humor and insight. Students learned where Janette comes up with her ideas for stories, as well as how to come up with their own ideas. Her books will make you laugh out loud; they are witty and well-crafted. It was a great treat to have her at our school.”
—Polly Vogt, Mesquite Junior High, Gilbert, Arizona

 

What does it cost?

My rates are listed below. Please note that my fees are negotiable, depending on circumstance and location (for example, I will speak at my children’s school for free just so I don’t have to feel guilty about not going door to door selling wrapping paper for one of the many fund raisers the public schools are always sponsoring). Please call me at (480) 993-8623, and we’ll talk about it.

  • Full day (four 45 minutes-to-1 hour sessions):
    Phoenix Area, Arizona / $500
    Elsewhere in Arizona / $750 + travel expenses
    Outside Arizona / $1,000 + travel expenses
  • Half day (two 45 minutes-to-1 hour sessions):
    Phoenix Area, Arizona / $250
    Elsewhere in Arizona / $400 + travel expenses
    Outside Arizona / $700 + travel expenses
  • One presentation (45 minutes-to-1 hour sessions):
    Phoenix Area, Arizona / $200
    Elsewhere in Arizona / $300 + travel expenses
    Outside Arizona / $700 + travel expenses

 

Grant Links for Funding

If you’d like to host an author visit but need funds, check out these grants for educators. My friend, fabulous children’s picture book author, Jennifer Ward, (www.jenniferwardbooks.com) has allowed me to use these grant links from her website.