I love to visit schools, libraries, and homeschool groups. I offer a choice of two 45 minute presentations for 4th - 8th grade. (Visits to younger and older groups will be made on special request.) For TESTIMONIALS about my visits, please scroll down to the bottom.
ASSEMBLIES: For groups of two or more combined classes. I share experiences of how I became an author and encourage students to use failure as a stepping stone toward their own success. I bring my own powerpoint projector but do require a screen & microphone.
SMALL GROUPS: I am happy to meet with individual classes or smaller groups in a more casual setting such a library or classroom.
BOOK FAIR SIGNINGS: I am available to sign books at your school book fair (ie. Barnes & Noble, Scholastic, Mrs. Nelson's, etc.) Fees will be discounted or in some cases waived when my visit corresponds with a book fair.
FEES: (for 1 or 2 - 45 minute presentations)
Within the City of Santa Clarita.................$350
Los Angeles ................................................$500+
Orange & Ventura Counties.......................$700+
NON-BOOK FAIR SIGNINGS: Fees may be discounted when a minimum of 35 books are purchased directly from me prior to the event. My regular fees apply when books are supplied by a bookstore.
HOW TO BOOK A VISIT: At present I only visit schools in Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura Counties. However, I will consider visiting other Southern California locations on a case by case basis. Additional travel and lodging expenses may be required.
Laurisa is currently scheduling presentations for 2016 & 2017. The following workshops are available in Los Angeles, Ventura, and Orange Counties. Additional fees apply for events outside these areas.
Writing Workshop for Kids (ages 6-10 or 11-17)
Laurisa teaches the fundamental building blocks of story writing and helps kids tap into their own creativity. Each child receives a copy of Laurisa's workbook THE KIDS' GUIDE TO WRITING FICTION.
60-90 minutes - $29 per child (8 - 20 students)
* A flat rate of $550 for student groups larger than 20 attendees is available. Books are not included but can be purchased separately for $10 each.
Discover the six secrets of teaching children how to write well and how to implement these secrets in your home or classroom. Laurisa offers solid, inspiring suggestions to help you help your child fall in love with writing. Each paid attendee receives a copy of her book TEACHING KIDS TO WRITE WELL: SIX SECRETS EVERY GROWN-UP SHOULD KNOW.
60-90 minutes - $29 per attendee (min. 8, no max. per presentation)
* A flat rate of $550 for adult groups larger than 12 attendees is available. Books are not included but can be purchased separately for $10.00 each.
** Discounts are available to Santa Clarita Valley organizations.
Author Book Signing
Laurisa is happy to arrange a time to autograph her books following any presentation or workshop. Books should be ordered a minimum of 3 weeks in advance. Hardback editions are $15.00, paperback $10.00. 10% discount applies to orders of more than 20 combined copies. For more information, please email Laurisa directly. email@example.com.
Titles available for order:
THE ROCK OF IVANORE (hardback & paperback)
THE LAST ENCHANTER (hardback only)
THE STORYTELLERS (paperback only)
CONTACT (paperback only)
TEACHING KIDS TO WRITE WELL (paperback only)
THE KIDS' GUIDE TO WRITING FICTION (paperback only)
DOWNLOAD FREE CLASSROOM GUIDE:
THE ROCK OF IVANORE CLASSROOM GUIDE is the perfect educational tool for your classroom or homeschool. The full-color 8 page guide provides an easy-to-use curriculum that teaches the fundamental building blocks of story writing (ie. plot, character and setting), and discusses various themes addressed in THE ROCK OF IVANORE.
Download the PDF version HERE for free.
Also, educators who wish to purchase multiple copies of Laurisa's books may order directly from the author. Hardback copies are $15.00, paperback $10.00. A 10% discount will be applied for orders of more than 20 combined copies. Email Laurisa for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
AUTHOR VISIT TESTIMONIALS
“Laurisa Reyes is a delight to see in action. She creates an easy rapport with the students as they soak up her positive "can do" attitude. She poses interesting questions that gets the students thinking about fantasy writing and makes believing in make-believe even cooler than it already is.”
Candace Dardarian, California Readers Collection Chairperson
“Hearing Laurisa’s story of her writing journey inspired our students to be more creative with their own writing and not be afraid of failure. Since Laurisa’s visit her books have developed a waiting list in my library and the students are anxious for the next one to be released.”
Kathi Vogel, School Librarian
St. Bonaventure Catholic School/Huntington Beach, CA
“Laurisa's visit to our library was absolutely amazing! The kids were so engaged and interested in everything she had to share with us. I wish I had a copy of her book for every student to read because they all wanted to read it.”
Susan Townsend, Library
Helmers Elementary/Saugus, CA
“Ms. Reyes is a very motivating speaker. She really encouraged our students to persevere and follow their dreams. Ms. Reyes's presentation was highly engaging for students and adults alike!”
Suzanne Hoard, 5th Grade Teacher
Sunland Elementary/Sunland, CA
“I thought Mrs. White Reyes was an AMAZING speaker. She held the attention of the entire group and had a wonderful message for everyone, even if being an author wasn't for you. She taught the kids about never giving up and finding your MAGIC.”
Noel Clancy, Teacher
Vista View Elementary/Huntington Beach, CA
“When my students had the thrill of interacting with Laurisa White Reyes, they learned that the magic of a book is indeed created by a real person. It inspired them to set creative goals for themselves.”
Leslie Rose, Teacher
Rosedell Elementary/Saugus, CA
“Laurisa gave an engaging and compelling presentation to our 6th graders. The children were captivated by her and left wanting to hear more! We couldn't have asked for a better presenter for our 25th Annual Celebration of Authors Day.”
Nicole Herring, Parent Volunteer
Dwyer Middle School/
"My fourth grade students are raving about your book and I have several of my reluctant readers proudly sneaking in time to read...even begging to have time to read your book. I love seeing their excitement over a book...a simple pleasure so many ignore nowadays. Thank you so much for being here and sharing your gift with my wonderful kiddos!"
Margo G., 4th Grade Teacher
"Mrs. Reyes was an excellent teacher. She captivated the students with her inspirational stories. Students came up to me for days talking about the great time that they had listening to her speak and meeting her during the lunch."
Amy Kernan, Principal
Vista View Elementary/Huntington Beach, CA