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Dan Poblocki Author Visit Kit

Current home
Brooklyn, New York, United States of America

Grades

3–5, 6–8, 9–12

Dan Poblocki is the author of The Stone Child, The Nightmarys, and the Mysterious Four series. His recent books, The Ghost of Graylock and The Haunting of Gabriel Ashe, were Junior Library Guild selections and made the American Library Association’s Best Fiction for Young Adults list in 2013 and 2014. Dan lives in Brooklyn, NY, with two scaredy-cats and a growing collection of very creepy toys. Visit him at www.danpoblocki.com.

Description of the Author’s Presentation

Grades 4-8
45-60 minutes
Maximum Number of Presentations: 3

Dan speaks about the inspirations for his spooky and suspenseful novels, as well as why scary stories are perennially popular with young people. He reads brief sections from his books. The presentation also includes tales of how growing up in a supposedly haunted house affected Dan’s desire to be a story-teller and writer. Dan ends with a power-point presentation of “supernatural” photographs taken with his own camera. Students can then lead a Q&A session with him.

Conference and Festival Appearances

Dan is also available for conferences and festivals. The presentation lasts 60 minutes and follows the same format as his general author presentation.

Virtual Visits

Dan is happy to drop in for virtual visits and question-and-answer sessions with book groups and library groups using Skype. He offers 30-45 minute Skype visits for $100 each. Sessions are available for no charge for schools or book clubs that have ordered at least 30 books.

AV and Tech Needs for In-Person Visits

Dan will need a projector and AV cords to connect to his laptop. If an available computer is already hooked up to a projector, he will simply bring his flash drive. It helps if the presentation room can be darkened significantly. A good microphone is also appreciated.

Honorarium

$1,400 plus travel expenses. This includes 3 half-hour presentations per day with a 10 minute Q&A following each.

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