Arato, Rona (Toronto)

Writers’ Union Member. Rona’s events with the students were excellent. Not only was she able to keep the students enthralled with her stories, but Rona also skillfully catered to the different age-groups and moderated her presentation according to their needs. Nicole Nozick Her rate is $250 per one-hour session, $400 for a full morning and $700 + HST for a full day. There is no travel charge within the GTA. For travel outside the GTA the standard kilometrage applies. Continue reading “Arato, Rona (Toronto)”

Blair, Kate (Toronto)

Writers’ Union Member. Kate’s debut YA novel Transferral was nominated for multiple awards and optioned for a potential TV series. Tangled Planet is set for release in the fall of 2017. $200 for 1 session, $375 for 2, $500 for 3, $600 for 4 sessions. Limited to visiting schools accessible by public transit, or where a teacher is able to provide transport from the nearest transit stop/station – no travel costs within Toronto; actual transit cost elsewhere in the GTA. Continue reading “Blair, Kate (Toronto)”

Davis, Aubrey (Toronto)

Writers’ Union Member. Fiction picture book storyteller multi-awards all ages. Aubrey’s rate is $375 for one session, $600 for two, $850 for 3 and $1,000 for four plus HST plus travel from Toronto. Continue reading “Davis, Aubrey (Toronto)”

Shapiro, Simon (Toronto)

Writers Union member. Passionate about sparking an interest in Science. $275 for one session, $475 for two, $650 for three, $800 for four (full day). Full day price can be split between neighbouring schools. Travel fee waived within 30 kms of Toronto. Standard kilometrage applies outside that area. Continue reading “Shapiro, Simon (Toronto)”

Skuy, David (Toronto)

Silver Birch winner and nominated for multiple awards. Grades 3 – 8. Sport-oriented fiction. $250 per session, or $450 for a half day plus travel from Toronto. David writes realistic intermediate fiction, for kids aged 8 – 14. He is an experienced presenter and workshop leader. His visits are always highly interactive and fun, and can be adapted to any sized group or situation. His works feature strong male and female protagonists, generally with a sports theme. Continue reading “Skuy, David (Toronto)”

Krossing, Karen (Toronto)

Writers’ Union Member. YA and middle grade fiction. White Pine. Crystal Kite Winner. Writing workshops. Grade 4 and up. Karen’s rate is $225 plus HST per session, plus travel from Toronto. Mileage within Toronto may be waived. Continue reading “Krossing, Karen (Toronto)”

Bender, Rebecca (Burlington ON)

Author-Illustrator. Burlington, ON. Writers’ Union Member. Blue Spruce winner. K to 5. $350 plus HST for 1 session, two for $600, three for $800 and four for $1000, + travel for destinations further than 50 km. Continue reading “Bender, Rebecca (Burlington ON)”

Schmidt, Rene (Trenton, ON)

Writers’ Union Member. Author of best-selling Canadian Disasters series, RM Honour Book Leaving Fletchville. $250 for one session, $350 for two, $500 for three and for $700 for four sessions. No travel charge within 100 km of Trenton Ontario. Continue reading “Schmidt, Rene (Trenton, ON)”

Kacer, Kathy (Toronto)

Writers’ Union Member.Historical fiction and non-fiction, multi-award winner, and experienced speaker. Kathy’s rate in and around the GTA is $400 per session. HST and mileage charges are also applicable. Virtual Visits: $250 plus HST, 60 minutes, Skype/Google Talk Continue reading “Kacer, Kathy (Toronto)”