Free Classroom and Book Group Skype Visits!

Hey teachers, librarians, and book-group leaders!

One of the best ways I’ve found for writers and kid readers to connect is via Skype. This is a video chat session lasting around 30 minutes, usually consisting of interactive chat and question and answer.

It’s fun and easy to set up, and I do these visits for free! If you’re interested, drop me an email at thiefofmagic@gmail.com. All I require is that the kids have read The Magic Thief or Winterling (or had at least part of it read aloud to them). I have class preparation materials, too, if you need them.

Don’t believe me about the awesomeness that is Skype? Here are articles or blog entries about some of the Skype visits I’ve done:

This one is a how-to prepare from a great school in South Carolina that Skyped with me–twice!.

Here’s a newspaper write-up of another fun visit, this one in New Jersey.

And a blog from a librarian in Maine, who put up the postcard I sent after our Skype.

A particular heads up teachers/librarians in the following states where The Magic Thief has been or is on the state book award list: Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Wyoming.

Let’s Skype!