Author Visits

Becky loves sharing her joy of reading and writing with children of all ages. She currently offers four different virtual and in-person programs for schools and libraries.   

Interactive Read Aloud 

In this PreK – 1st grade program Becky shares where she gets her ideas and leads an interactive read aloud with audience participation. (30 minutes)

What’s an Author Do Anyway?

In this program for 2nd grade and up, Becky shares how she became an author and how she turns her ideas into books. This program focuses on the writing process and the importance of patience and persistence. She also leads an interactive read aloud and does a short Q&A at the end. (45 minutes)

Writing Workshop

Becky leads children through the beginning stages of writing a story, including brainstorming ideas and outlining. At the end, everyone will work together to write a group story using the ideas they came up with during the session. They will also leave with several additional ideas for writing their own stories. This writing workshop is best suited for independent writers in grades 3-6th grade and in groups of 40 or less. (60 minutes) 

Family Program for All Ages 

Becky shares how she became an author and how she turns her ideas into books. She also leads an interactive read aloud and provides an easy craft. (45 minutes)


Fees

In-Person Visit Pricing

  • Full Day (Up to 4 presentations) – $600
  • Single Presentation – $200

Virtual Visit Pricing

  • Full Day (Up to 4 presentations) – $400
  • Single Presentation – $125

Travel expenses/mileage will be added to the cost for out-of-state visits or in-state visits that are more than 90 miles away.  Please contact Becky at beckyscharnhorst@gmail.com if you would like more information or if you’d like to book a visit. 

I collaborated with Becky to create and schedule two types of presentations for our elementary school, an interactive read aloud with grades K-2 and a scaffolded writer’s workshop for grades 3-5. Becky did a fantastic job connecting with students and being responsive to their needs! She created presentations that were engaging and exciting, and students wanted to keep writing and reading with her even after their sessions were finished. I received lots of positive feedback from staff about Becky’s visit. It was great to work with Becky, and our school would gladly ask her to visit again. I highly recommend her for an author visit!” —Sara, Literacy Instructional Support Teacher

“We love Becky Scharnhorst at the Kiel Public Library!  Her book My School Stinks is so much fun for both kids and adults.  And her presentation was delightful, with both audience participation and crafts.  Scharnhorst makes reading both enjoyable and educational.  We can hardly wait for her next book!” —Julia, Librarian