About My School Visits
What Other Schools Are Saying
One of the greatest joys of being a children's author is getting meet and talk with my readers. Since 2012, when my first book came out, I have been asked to visit dozens of schools from southern California to Boston, Massachusetts. I've met many memorable students and taken their stories with me, just as I hope they have taken mine with them.
I live in Southern California where, in addition to writing, I teach English and history part-time at a middle school. I love working with students and would enjoy the opportunity to visit your school, bookstore, or library.
I have a variety of presentations and workshops that I enjoy sharing and that are listed below. The Large Group Presentations generally last 30-45 minutes and are best suited for larger groups of students in grades 3 through 8. The Classroom Workshops are for smaller settings, such as classrooms and libraries, and groups of no more than 35 students.
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Download a sample Author Visit Contract here.
Download an Author Visit Letter here.
All fees are due the morning of a visit.
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For Schools outside of Los Angeles:
"I have been reading Losing It with my 6th graders for 6 years now! My students absolutely love this book and look forward to the annual visit from the author, Erin Fry. Erin gives an amazing presentation on the book and the writing process. My students are fully engaged through out the entire presentation! My favorite part of the presentation is the "question and answer" group conversation we have with her about the characters. Her writing style makes the students fall in love with the characters, and they can't help but to ask her questions about each one of them. I am always in awe at how their passion for Erin's book is highlighted during this part of the presentation!"
- Mrs. Owens, 6th Grade Teacher, Todd Academy
"Thank you so much for your awesome presentation. It was a pleasure having you visit, and my students were super excited to meet an actual author. They just love the novel and connected so well with Bennett’s character. You have a special way of inspiring young people."
- Mrs. Tibbetts,Teacher, Ramona Middle School
"Erin Fry's visit to Bigelow Middle School was the highlight of our One School, One Book whole school celebration. Her presentation included personal touches and the right balance of talking and showing to fully engage our middle school students. She was responsive to our requests, willing to do three separate student presentations and a meeting with parents in the evening. From beginning to end, it was an absolute delight to work with Erin Fry and have her visit our school."
-Ms. Summa, Librarian, Bigelow Middle School
"Erin Fry is a master presenter. Our students were engaged and excited to hear her secrets to writing. Motivating students to write is no easy task, but Erin has the ability to inspire them. It was a pleasure to have her at our school."
-Mrs. King, Third Grade, Brightwood Elementary
"Brightwood Elementary School was very lucky to have Erin Fry present. She was captivating and personable as she shared her love of writing with our students. Our students left her presentation eager to write and with plenty of good tips."
-Ms. Wong, Third Grade, Brightwood Elementary
"Ms. Fry shared her personal experiences and taught the students to find writing topics in unexpected places. The students left the presentation excited to embark on their writing adventures. I highly recommend Ms. Fry. Thank you, Erin Fry!"
-Ms. Ly, Third Grade, Brightwood Elementary
"We were so fortunate to have Erin come and present to the students at Brightwood School. She was able to engage kids in all grade levels, who were absolutely captivated throughout her entire presentation. Students left excited about writing and wanting to capture ideas from their own life. She was also such a pleasure to work with! She was so easy going and willing to work with the contract requirements of our district. I wholeheartedly recommend her to present at your school. We can't wait to have her return!"
- Ms. Tee-Gaither, Principal, Brightwood Elementary School
- The Power of the Word 'Yet'
- The Magic Formula for Writing a Book
- Ingredients for a Story
- Sticky Ideas
- Running Your Race: Lessons from LOSING IT
- Being Comfortable with YOU: Learning from the Undercover Chefs
These presentations generally last about half an hour and are best done in a smaller setting, such as a classroom or a library.
These workshops are meant to be interactive and get students brainstorming and writing.