Author and Illustrator Visits


Schedule an Author Visit!

Whether virtual or in-person, Lee & Low Books is open to working with educators, librarians, event coordinators, etc. to help coordinate author and/or illustrator visits!

Before contacting us, browse our list of authors and illustrators who do virtual and/or in-person visits. Then, reach out to us at with information about what type of visit you are looking for and which creator(s) you are interested in. Our team will get back to you to start on the next steps of setting up a visit.

Things to Consider

Here are some questions to consider to make the most of your visit:

  • What is your budget for this event? Authors charge a wide range of honoraria for their visits. You should expect to cover travel expenses plus an agreed-upon honorarium for any visit you are planning. For virtual visits, honoraria range from short free or low-cost Q&As to $200+ for longer in-depth visits.
  • Are you looking for someone local? We have authors and illustrators who live all over the country. If you would like to bring someone in but do not have the budget to cover extensive travel costs, we can help you find someone local.
  • What kind of visit do you want? Do you want someone who will do a series of small workshops, or someone who can present to your whole school at once? An in-person visit or a virtual visit? How old will your students be?
  • What kind of author or illustrator do you want? We have authors and illustrators from a wide variety of backgrounds and can help you find the right fit for your school.
  • What is your timeline? Do you have a set date or are you flexible? Many authors book visits several months in advance. Start planning your visit as early as possible to minimize the chance of a date conflict with your author or illustrator of choice.

Ordering Books for Author Events

We encourage schools and libraries to order books in advance of any scheduled visit so students have time to familiarize themselves with the author or illustrator's work. This leads to a more meaningful visit for both students and book creators. Lee & Low offers special discounts on books ordered for author visits. Please contact us at for ordering information.

Additional Resources for Setting Up an Author Visit

Tips and Best Practices for Planning a Virtual Visit

School Author Visits On a Budget

8 Ways to Help Students Remember that Books Are Fabulous

School Visit Example with G. Neri, Author of Yummy

How to Make a School or Library Author Event a Big Success

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