Allan Woodrow Author Visit Kit
Allan Woodrow loves school and library visits because (he claims) he was once a child himself, and often loiters in libraries. He is the author of the humorous middle-grade novels The Pet War and The Rotten Adventures of Zachary Ruthless. He is also the author of The Contagious Colors of Mumpley Middle School and The Amazing Wilmer Dooley, written under the pen name, Fowler DeWitt.
Both Allan and Fowler offer presentations that combine humor and inspiration.
How to become a great
righter wrighter writer.
Allan’s basic school presentation focuses on his love of writing from an early age, starting with the first book he ever wrote (when he was eight years old… a miserable attempt at writing, bringing hope to kids everywhere), and how he eventually overcame his self doubts to believe in himself and follow his dream to become a writer. Allan also discusses the importance of revision and how to improve one’s writing.
A day-long school visit consists of up to 3 fifty-minute presentations and lunch with a small group of students.
Conferences & Festivals
Just Write It
(30 minutes, can be customized for a longer talk)
Allan didn’t write his first book until he was in his forties, after nearly four decades of procrastination. Allan discusses the obstacles he had to overcome (laziness, insecurity) and how he pushed through the barriers to follow his dream.
Allan is always happy to visit a classroom or book group via Skype, but requests a trial run prior to the virtual visit to ensure everything is running smoothly. Allan’s Skype visits are a free 15-minute Q&A, assuming at least one of his books has been read, and/or pre-sales made available. He is also available for (up to) 45 -minute visits, which include Q&A, for $300.
Allan brings his own Mac laptop computer and adapter, but will need a projector to plug into, along with basic cables and a screen. Speakers are helpful, as a small part of his presentation uses audio. He also hopes for a good microphone (depending on room size) and a glass of water.
$800 per day, plus expenses (up to three 50-minute presentations), $1200 per day plus expenses when travel is involved.