Author Visits

jenniferpup Let award-winning author Jennifer Swanson engage and inspire your students. She’ll help them to become creative writers, thinkers, and will encourage their imaginations to SOAR WITH SCIENCE through her interactive programs. All programs can be tailored to fit audience level.

All visits are correlated to Florida State Sunshine Standards, Common Core, and the Next Generation Science Standards. Download Flyer

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In Person Only

The Science All Around You

(Grades K-5), 30-50 min, serves up to 120 students
Take a nature walk with your mind. With vivid pictures, students will learn to dissect images and see how authors get ideas for books just by walking around and noticing things. Includes talk about notebooks and how scientists observe their surroundings.

Learn the Secrets to being a Nonfiction Author

Grades 3-8, 50+ min, serves up to 90 students
Robots, Brains, and Nanotech…oh my! Discover the secrets of how a nonfiction author chooses interesting and unique topics and fun facts that make you go “Hmmmm….”. Tips for research, revising, and cross-curriculum tie-ins are all covered in this instructive and enlightening program. Lots of examples and interactive questions for students.

Fact of Fiction?

(Grades 2 and up) 50 minutes, serves up to 90 students
Think you know the facts? Think again. Sometimes what you think you know and what is actually true are two different things. In this interactive presentation, students will be challenged to discover true facts vs. fiction and learn how important research is to a nonfiction author. Includes 5 steps to making it your writing sparkle regardless of what which genre you write and examples of actual application in a nonfiction book!

Brain Games!

(Grades K-8) 50 minutes, serves up to 120 students
This exciting, interactive program focuses on what makes you YOU- your brain! Uses examples and activities from the book help students understand the supercomputer housed inside their head.


In Person School Visit

Half-day (within 50 miles of Jacksonville, FL only): Two sessions for $400.
All day: Up to FOUR sessions for $700, plus travel expenses.
Feel free to coordinate with other schools in your area, as I will be glad to pro-rate travel expenses if an Author Visit is scheduled in the same area within the same week.

Skype Visit 15-20 minute introductory visit: FREE (limit 1 per school)