Fee Schedule / 2018–2019 School Year 

My fee ranges from $2,400–$2,800 per day, depending on the distance from your school to Needham, Massachusetts. There may be additional travel expenses. Please note that if your school is more than 90 minutes from my house, you must book more than one day for the visit, but you are welcome to share a multi-day visit with other schools. To determine the cost for your school, consult the fee schedule below. Mileage is calculated at the current GSA rate (www.gsa.gov). 

A visit includes up to 4 presentations per day. Please note: I do not pro-rate the fee by the number of presentations, but two schools are welcome to share a single day, with each school responsible for a portion of the per-day fee. Each presentation lasts approximately 50 minutes (30 minutes for kindergarten and pre-K classes). 

Local Visits (up to a 90-minute drive) 


Visits (up to a 3-hour drive) 

(Please note: There is a 2-day minimum for these visits. Any number of schools in the area can join together to fill the two days.) 

plus mileage, overnight accommodations, and meals 

Long-Distance Visits (requiring air travel) 

(Please note: There is a 3-day minimum for these visits. Any number of schools in the area can join together to fill the three days.) 

plus overnight accommodations, meals, airfare, and local transportation



In addition to the writing workshops, assemblies, and residencies listed below, I can customize presentations to meet the particular needs of your school. I offer up to four presentations per day and speak to students in grades pre-K through 12. 

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I charge a per-day fee (which includes up to four presentations), and I'm happy to share a single day between two schools that are close to each other. If you would like me to keynote at your conference, please contact me directly for my keynote fee.

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