Librarians & Teachers: Are you interested in an Author Visit for your classroom? 

Author JoAnn Sky is now booking school visits for 2020.


JoAnn Sky is a children’s author who loves rescue dogs as much as she loves writing! So, naturally, she combined them! JoAnn is the author of three children’s books, all with a rescue dog theme and each with a lesson applicable to children everywhere:

  • SECOND-CHANCE SAM: King of the Junkyard 

    • Everyone deserves a second chance!

    • Making new friends, being thankful for what we have, not to judge a book by its cover


    • Love is a beautiful gift!

    • The importance of family, doing one’s duty, and giving of oneself to bring others happiness

  • CAROL’S QUEST FOR COURAGE, A Santa’s Dog Story 

    • Courage grows inside each of us!

    • Finding one’s voice, trying new things, and the importance of helping others

School & Library Visits

School and library visits by an author are an exciting and engaging way to promote literacy!

  • In-person School Visits—grades PK-8

    • Grade-level appropriate presentations covering fun topics related to the book themes and/or the process of writing

    • Story reading and craft

    • Personalized book signings

    • Parents welcome!

  • Bookstore Signings

    • Visitor for special dates and/or celebrations

  • Library Visits

    • Book readings and other activities for grades PK-8

  • Book fairs, special events, and fundraisers

Is your school or organization looking for a unique fundraiser? We'd love to work with you!

Speaking Fees: 2019-2020

In-person School Visits:

  • Half-day AM (two 60-minute sessions) = $575

  • Full-day (three 60-minute sessions) = $800

-- Time for personalized book signings should be allotted after each session, as well as a short break for author

-- For distances over 60 miles from Reno, NV, travel and hotel costs are required discussion

Virtual School Visits:

  • 20-25 minute Skype session to include a story reading plus a Q&A session with JoAnn

  • Free with the purchase of a classroom set of 16 books (classroom sets also include the Teacher Lesson Plan packet for the selected title)

Be sure to ASK ABOUT SCHOOL DISCOUNTS on classroom book set purchases!

We've developed lesson plan packets for each of our children's books.


Download the SANTA'S DOG packet full of lesson plans and problem-based learning projects for grades K-6 for FREE!

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