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For live school visits, whether virtual or in-person please contact Jen directly


Virtual Visits:

(PK-1st) 20-30 minutes
(2nd-3rd) 30-45 minutes
(4th-5th) 45-50 minutes

Cost: $200 per session.

In-Person Visits:

Currently Jen is only offering local in-person visits. If you are within 25 miles of Frisco, TX, then Jen will offer a $450 in-person visit that includes 2-3 sessions.  

If you are interested in grants or funding for hosting a visit, please check out this great page on Debbie Ohi's website here. And additional ideas for funding an author or illustrator visit can be found here


For schools with limited budgets I do offer free or reduced-cost Flip visits. Flip is a simple, free, and accessible video discussion experience. Flip visits are a lower-priced alternative to Jen's live visits, and also far easier for Jen to schedule into her work day.

Free visits are available to educators who have shared one or more of Jen's books with their students and are already familiar with Flip (or will be before Jen's visit).

1) Educator creates a private Mixtape of student videos in which they ask Jen questions or show her their work or comment on one of her books, then will send the link. OR educator can create a Flip video (max 3 min, please) in which students show their art or ask Jen questions. OR educator can invite Jen to a group in which students have posted their videos.

2) Educator will summarize questions in an email (depending on number and/or length of videos, Jen may not be able to fully view all videos in the free visit option). Or if students are just showing their work, let Jen know the context ("they were inspired by Jen's book Hedgehog Needs a Hug" etc.).

3) Jen will respond to the entire group in one 2-3 minute video, answering as many of the questions as she can in that timeframe, or commenting on the group's work as a whole.

Q. Are these live visits?
A. No, Jen will record a video specifically for you and your students. This video will be posted as a Flip Short, and Jen will send you the link. For Jen live visits, please contact her directly. 

Q. May I share the video publicly?
A. No. These videos are solely for you and the students who posted videos.

Q. What is involved in PAID Flip visits and how much do they cost?
A. Paid Flip visits can include overhead drawing demos and drawing/writing activities, Jen's responses to individual students (or several small groups etc). All interactions from Jen will be in video recordings, and fee is based roughly on amount of time Jen is expected to spend watching/creating videos; please fill out the form to inquire. Fees begin from USD $125 and up. Payments can made via Paypal or cheque. For live visits, please contact Jen here.

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