Janet has been doing author visits for two decades, usually to elementary and middle school students. Most often, Janet comes to schools where the students have read at least one of her novels; very often, her collaborator Jake Tashjian comes with her. Her presentation covers how she became a writer, how she comes up with stories and characters, her writing process, and how she came to love research and revising — really! Each session is followed by a lively question and answer session where students can ask not only about her books, but about how she can help them become better writers. Most schools require two presentations, usually in the morning. Another affordable option is a Zoom presentation; Janet and Jake love to do those too!
Teachers, parents, and librarians can contact Authors Unbound for more information on both in-person and Zoom events.