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Author Visits

The Visit

One of my favorite parts of being an author is connecting with readers! I love to inspire both middle and high school students by talking about the themes around The Girl Who Wasn't Chosen and my own journey to publishing as a high school student. 

Middle School (5-8) Visits: 

This talk is geared towards entertaining and inspiring middle school students. It includes a fun game for students and focuses on the novel's themes of gratitude, confidence, and hard work. It also explains how I got the idea for the novel as a middle school student. It is ideal for class meetings/convocations with an entire grade or middle school. The talk is 1 hour including questions and a book signing afterwards. 

High School (9-12) Visits: 

These talks focus more on the writing and publication process of The Girl Who Wasn't Chosen, which I completed in high school. The talk is geared more towards students interested in creative writing or publishing. It is ideal for an english/creative writing class or writing club. The event typically lasts 30-40 minutes.

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*Slide from high school talk

My Story 

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You may be asking what makes The Girl Who Wasn't Chosen unique? Why have A.y. Johlin come to our school? 

One of the unique aspects of my story is that I published my novel as a high school student. I've found myself being able to inspire and better relate to both high school and middle school students because of this. When speaking to middle schools, I often elaborate on how the book's themes stem directly from my own experiences in middle school while in high school I explain my journey at their age to publishing. 

Book Talk Experience: 

Bryn Mawr Middle School 

Bryn Mawr High School: Entire High School

Roland Park Country School: Entire Middle School

Gerstell Academy: High School Creative Writing Class

Awards

Gold Medal Moonbeam Children's Book Awards Best Book By Youth Author

Media:

Sample Chapter Podcast

Conversations with Rich Bennett

Meet Middle Grade Author March Interview

Book Reviews:

Belle's Middle Grade

Kibble Corner Writings

Goodreads

"I loved the book! The fantasy world is set up beautifully"
-L. Allen, age 13

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Interested in Booking a Visit?

Contact Information: ayjohlin@gmail.com

States Available to Visit In Person:

Maryland (In-state)

Pennsylvania 

Virginia

General Rates: 

-Middle School In-State Visit: $100 OR guarantee of at least 20 books sold

-Middle School Out-Of-State Visit: $150 OR guarantee of at least 25 books sold

-Middle School Virtual Visit: $80 OR guarantee of at least 15 books sold

-Upper School In-State Workshop: $150 

-Upper School Out-Of-State Workshop: $200

-Upper School Virtual Workshop: $90

Dates Available:

In Person Visits

December 19-21

January 2-13

March 6-10

May 15-June 22

Virtual

Contact me for specific times as my availability is more flexible!

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