Author Kids’ Club!

Become a member of my new, direct to families, Author Kids’ Club where elementary-age kids will connect all year long with a real author. (Me!) At the beginning of every month I’ll email Author Club members an 8-page, printable packet with news from my desk, interviews with amazing authors, two puzzles (one embedded in the newsletter, and another in author and puzzle expert Jen Funk Weber’s monthly column). There are writing tips, problems and solutions for kid writers, writing ideas (and how to get them), and lots of encouragement. Each month I’ll also feature some new books worth finding at a store or library near you. (Author Club members are automatically entered for a drawing to win each book.) It all adds up to a year (11 months) of making writing fun.

“Just wanted to send a big Thank you. My son attends Cookson Elementary. He came home last night, made a chart he learned from you yesterday in class, and wrote two very interesting stories. He hasn’t stopped. I am shocked at his ability to make it interesting. So big thank you. He was at it again this morning before school. I know you probably reached many children yesterday but thank you for reaching mine. Have a great day. 🙂

Launching in October 2021 and going through Summer 2022 (to help combat summer slide), it’s just $10 for 11 months.


Individuals, go here to see how to sign up for a family membership.

Parent/teacher organizations, go here to see how this program can support your fundraising endeavors while providing a fun and enriching experience for your students.

Schools, you can purchase a license to print and distribute to your entire student body by going here. (The fundraising structure does not apply when purchasing a license agreement, however schools who purchase a license are entitled to a 10% discount on a school author visit, as availability allows.)

I look forward to having you in our club!