What's coming up?
February 9 -- Skype with Unity Charter School in Morristown, New Jersey
February 28 -- Author appearance at All Write Festival at Webster Groves High School
in Webster Groves, Missouri
March 3 -- Skype with Burnett Creek Elementary in West Lafayette, Indiana
Fall 2017: publication of MY SWEET HEART illustrated by Anna Dunn (Scholastic board book)
Spring 2018: publication of MY RAINBOW SURPRISE illustrated by Anna Dunn (Scholastic board book)
Check out this map to see all the places I've visited -- in person or over the internet! Arrange your own Author Visit today.
No budget for a full-length virtual program?
I offer one FREE 15-minute, get-to-know-you Skype visit each
month on a first-come, first served basis. During this Skype, I will
pop into your classroom, introduce myself, and answer questions
about any of my books. Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Requirement: Share at least one of my books with students in advance.
“What an inspiring Skype session, leaving students excited about writing!”
— Michelle Lambert, 5th grade teacher, Star Center School in Geneva, Wisconsin
“I loved being able to give my students the opportunity to meet an author. They really enjoyed asking her questions and learning about what it takes to write a book.” -- Carly Corrado, 2nd Grade Teacher, Whitman Elementary, Turnersville, New Jersey
"Thank you for meeting with my Kindergarten and 1st grade class yesterday. They really liked being able to ask an author questions and hear you read some of your poems!” — Amy Mercado, Technology Educator, Unity Charter School, Morristown, New Jersey
"We are starting our poetry unit and many of the students were excited to hear Ms. Sklansky say that her ideas often came from everyday things such as her childhood dog. Ideas are often hard for the children to come up with, and I heard several of my students starting to brainstorm lists of everyday things that they could write a poem about. Thank you for keeping a classroom of 40 4th grade students engaged in your videoconference!" — Laura Haun, 4th-grade teacher, Cary Elementary, Cary, North Carolina
"I liked that she read to us. It's not every day that you get to hear an author read the words she actually wrote." — a 5th-grade student at Star Center School, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
"Thank you for offering a virtual author visit to our schools during Distance Learning Week! This was a great opportunity for our students to meet an author."
— Jefferson Lewis BOCES School Library System, New York
Author portrait by Lisa Nordmann