I enjoy hanging out with and talking to people. I’ve been on panels at the Association of Writers & Writing Programs Annual Conference, Northwest Bookfest, Books of Wonder in New York City as well as at many high schools and libraries. I’ve done solo visits at middle schools and high schools all over the Pacific Northwest.
If you want me to visit your school, library, local bookstore, book club, whatever, just contact me and we can talk about it. Here are some ways in which we can hang out:
I would love to connect with your school by doing any of the following:
- Question and answer session
- Exchange of letters with one of your classes
- Informal “meet and greet” session
- Talk about writing, for example, the process, the journey, or we could do a writing exercise
- Other ideas agreed upon by you and me
To arrange a school visit, please contact me at with the following information:
- Your name, your affiliation with the school, and your contact information
- Your school’s name and address
- What kind of connection you are interested in
It’s not mandatory, but is nice if I do a classroom visit if the kids are familiar with my work.
I would love to visit with you via Skype. This can be prerecorded or live. Teachers and students can prepare questions ahead of time for the author to answer. This is also great for book clubs and writing groups!
(*Requires a computer, a webcam with microphone, speakers, a large projection screen and an account with Skype.)
If your group wants to read my book and hang out with me, I’m all for it. We can just chat, I can sign books, you can ask me questions…it would be a blast.
I would love to come speak at your next meeting. We can talk about writing styles, the journey to publication, the process, anything you want. If you have a specific presentation you’d like me to do, let me know in advance and I can put something together.
I’ve done many library appearances in which I’ve talked about the journey to publication, which seems to go over well with the audience. I also have the ability to put together a panel of young adult writers. For library visits, I ask that you bring in a bookseller to make our books available for purchase and signing.
I’m open to readings and signings at other gathering places as well.
I ask that if book sales are involved with the visit that they are promoted at least a month in advance of the event.
Here are endorsements from some of my visits:
“Megan Bostic visited our school and had the students eating out of the palm of her hand. Her presentation was varied and engaging, visually interesting and full of interesting facts and ideas. The students were captivated and my English teachers told me that after her presentation many of their students were inspired to write!” ~ Hallie Johnson, Librarian, Wilson High School, Tacoma, WA
“Megan was eager and excited to be a part of the Baker Middle School Family Literacy Night and was incredibly flexible during the planning process. She shared a well-chosen reading from Never Eighteen and graciously and candidly answered students’ questions. Megan passed out bracelet prizes, which were a huge hit and many students wrote on their evaluations how much they enjoyed them! Parents and students were equally engaged during the presentation, and it was clear they appreciated Megan’s humor and thoughtfulness. It was a huge highlight to have Megan speak at Baker and students mentioned to me after the event how exciting it was to meet a real author and how much they enjoyed asking her questions.” ~ Emily Newton, Reading Tutor, Washington Reading Corps, Baker Middle School, Tacoma, WA
“Megan, thank you for spending part of your day with our students! It is fun to hear their excitement today about hearing you, the “swag” and showing off the signed copies of your book.” ~ Donna Matthies, Librarian, Northshore Jr. High, Bothell, WA
“Megan’s visit to our Family Literacy Night at Ford Middle School was wonderful! Megan was more than willing to join us and share her passion for literature and writing! She engaged us all in great conversation and encouraged us to further explore the ever expanding world of young adult literature. Her flexibility and enthusiasm made our Family Literacy Night a great success, Ford Middle School will definitely be inviting her back for future events!” ~ Hayley Walker, AmeriCorps, Ford Middle School, Tacoma, WA