Shefelman enjoys visiting schools to show
students the process of making books from the first idea to page
proofs. She also has slides of some of the real people and places in
her books as well as a visual tour of the home and
studios where she and Tom live and work. Her presentations
are for second grade up to middle school, depending on the books
read in preparation for her visit.
Shefelman occasionally visits schools with
Janice. Their joint presentation is for picture book ages. It
includes some sketching by the illustrator and slides of the
evolution of a painting from rough storyboard sketch to finished
note from the author
The most important preparation for
a school visit is to have the students read or hear our books read.
The presentation is dependent upon familiarity with the stories and
We hope that you will want to offer a selection of
our books for sale prior to the visit. To help in that process we
have a suggested book order form for parents that includes an
annotated list of titles. We can also recommend book suppliers.
Authorís honorarium for
two presentations (or one presentation plus visits to
classrooms): $1000/day + travel expenses.
Shefelman for three presentations: $1500/day + travel
Book Order form