If you're interested in booking
Neal during that time frame, let us know ASAP, as his
schedule is filling quickly.
Mr. Shusterman's fee ranges from $3,000 to $6,000 per day, depending on three factors: How many students are being addressed (More students = lower fee), how many consecutive days are being booked (more days = lower fee per day), and how familar students will be with the books (more familiarity = lower fee). The fee INCLUDES all hotel and travel expenses from Southern California. For a full day at a school, he will do up to four large group sessions, plus a small group work-shop (or three larger sessions, and two smaller workshops). He is also occasionally asked to do late afternoon, or evening sessions that include parents, for an additional fee. He also can divide his day between two schools.
His large group presentations are question driven, as he find the kids tend to be more tuned-in when the presentation is interactive. Mr. Shusterman tailors his answers to make sure he hits the following topics:
When he first began writing, and the positive influence of school and teachers.
The smaller workshops are brainstorming sessions, where Mr. Shusterman works with the kids to come up with their own stories. He also likes to set aside some time for autographing books. Please contact us if you'd like references.
(Yes, this is Neal's real license plate!)