I love sharing my passion for books and the natural world with readers of all ages! My events are a dynamic, behind-the-scenes look at my entire bookmaking process, from the initial ideas and on-location research to the hundreds of hours put into the final art. Using sketches, photos, humor, and footage from the field, I deliver a unique presentation on what I do and what I’ve learned: What goes into a nonfiction picture book? How do I use inquiry to find my voice? What kinds of failures have led to my biggest breakthroughs? I am happy to work with you to customize my talk to fit the needs of your event. Please use the form below to contact me about speaking at your school, library, or conference. Thank you!
2019–2020 SCHOOL YEAR
I will be on maternity leave for late Fall/early Winter of the 2019-2020 school year.
Priority for in-person author visits for Spring 2020 will be given to Willamette Valley schools, teacher/librarian training events and conferences, and schools/districts planning a major event (such as Nevada Reading Week) around one of my titles. Please read through the following information and contact me using the form below. You can also find this information as a Google Doc at: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UIeT5dcs8uiOgcOzs6mvj7mxoUt-KG06sbKnWTMCT2Y/edit?usp=sharing
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SPEAKING FEES FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR
Local School Visits (Willamette Valley and Central Coast, Oregon only)
If I can get to your school and back again between 8 AM and 4 PM on a regular school day, I typically charge $400–$550 for a morning or afternoon of two back-to-back school presentations, which includes a bonus session (such as a book signing, or perhaps a meet and greet with one of your student clubs). If this is out of your budget, please let me know what you’re able to do and we’ll see if we can make something work. Skype calls are also a great option for schools on a tight budget.
Travel School Visits (overnight and out-of-state trips)
If getting to your school requires a flight, a hotel room, a rental car, and/or a lot of tricky childcare logistics for my family, my speaking fee for school visits typically starts at $1,300 per full day/$700 per half day, plus all reasonable travel expenses. My full-day visit will include up to four presentations a day along with a bonus session (such as a book signing, short workshop (30 minutes), or meet and greet with one of your student clubs). My half-day visit will include a morning or afternoon of two back-to-back school presentations along with a book signing. I am also happy to work with you to find other interested schools in your district that may be able to split a day with you and/or share in my travel costs to make my visit more affordable. If I can book at least two days of visits back to back I often cover the travel costs myself.
Inquiry in Action: A Five-Part Workshop with Katherine Roy
Thanks to the power of the Internet, I can talk to students anywhere in the world right from my studio! Each Skype (or Google Hangout) workshop is made up of five classes that are approximately 45 minutes each (one class period) and can be fully tailored to the curriculum needs of the teacher. My speaking fee starts at $400 per five-week workshop.
Last updated 01/15/2020
RED ROVER: CURIOSITY ON MARS
Mars has a visitor. It likes to roam, observe, measure, and collect. It is not the first to visit Mars. It will not be the last. But it might be… the most curious!
OTIS AND WILL DISCOVER THE DEEP
The suspenseful, little-known true story of the first dive into the deep ocean. By Barb Rosenstock, illustrated by Katherine Roy.
HOW TO BE AN ELEPHANT
What does it take for a baby African elephant to grow up on the savanna? Katherine Roy's second nonfiction book from Roaring Brook / David Macaulay Studio.
How do San Francisco’s great white sharks hunt their favorite prey every fall? Katherine Roy’s author/illustrator debut from Roaring Brook / David Macaulay Studio.