Lisa Yee Author Visit Kit
Lisa Yee’s debut novel, Millicent Min, Girl Genius, won the Sid Fleischman Humor Award and has been recommended by NPR. Other awards/accolades include Thurber House Children’s Writer-in-Residence, Fox Sports Network “American in Focus,” and Publishers Weekly Flying Start, plus USA Today Critics’ Top Pick and ALA Notable. Lisa has over more than one million books in print, including Warp Speed, about a Star Trek geek who is bullied every day at school. For more information about Lisa, or to meet her Peep, visit www.lisayee.com.
Suggested audience: Grades K–4; Grades 5–8; Grades 9–12
Three presentations and/or writing workshops per day, maximum
Lisa’s energetic and informative presentations cover the amazing, strange, and sometimes painful (ouch!) process of writing (and rewriting) a bestselling book. True confessions about her fears and dreams when she was in school, writing tips, and jaw-dropping photos of her dog are included.
AV/Tech Needs for In-Person Visits
Lisa will bring a MacAir Laptop with a remote for her presentations. She will also have her PowerPoint on a flash drive. From you, she will need a projector and cords to sync up to her MacAir, and a microphone (if speaking to a large group). A bottle of water would be nice, too.
Conferences and Festivals
Lisa’s insightful and humorous keynotes at national, state and regional conferences have included an author’s POV on reading/writing, diversity in literature, reaching the reluctant reader, and speeches tailored events. She also teaches writing workshops, plus loves a rousing panel discussion.
Local (Northampton, MA area): $2,000 per day, plus expenses
Overnight: $2,800 per day, plus expenses (discount for multiple days)
$400 for a 45 minute Q&A
$300 for a 45 minute Q&A if the audience has read at least one of Lisa’s books
Schools and libraries may order books at a discounted rate by visiting the Scholastic Teacher Store or by calling 1-800-SCHOLASTIC.