Eric Luper has written more than twenty books for young readers and is showing no signs of slowing down. In addition to his Key Hunters series and Chocolate Lab series, he also writes books for several Cartoon Network shows as well as various Mad Libs titles. Eric currently lives in the Albany, NY, area, but is available to travel easily to the Boston, NYC, and northern New Jersey regions. To learn more, visit him at his website or listen to his NPR interview.

How Did You Become an Author?

Grades K–6
45 minutes

People are often surprised that Eric Luper became a children's author when they find out he was a reluctant reader as a kid. Join Eric on a journey to explore what makes a good writer and why his background makes him particularly suited to write books for young readers. Luper's insights tie in closely to Common Core Standards for English/Language Arts, yet remain light, entertaining and fast-paced for young participants, who will leave not only with information but tools they can use to become great writers themselves.

Conference and Festival Appearances

How Did You Become an Author?

45 minutes

People are often surprised that Eric Luper became a children's author when they find out he was a reluctant reader as a kid. Join Eric on a journey to explore what makes a good writer and why his background makes him particularly suited to write books for young readers. Luper's insights tie in closely to Common Core Standards for English/Language Arts, yet remain light, entertaining and fast-paced for participants, who will leave not only with information but tools they can use to become great writers themselves.

Eric is also available for signings as well as panel discussions.

Virtual Visits

Eric is happy to drop in for a 20-minute virtual visit and Q&A using Skype or FaceTime with book groups and library groups that have read at least one of his books. Slots are limited and subject to author availability.

AV and Tech Needs for In-Person Visits

Eric can do his presentations either with or without PowerPoint assistance, depending on the availability of your technology. Eric prefers not to bring his own laptop, though. Larger rooms and auditoriums may require a microphone, but classrooms and smaller libraries do not.

Honorarium

Eric’s honorarium is flexible, but he generally receives $1,500 per day, plus travel expenses. For visits within 40 miles of Albany, travel expenses can be waived.

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Ordering Books

Schools and libraries may order books at a discounted rate by visiting The Scholastic Teacher Store or by calling 1-800-SCHOLASTIC.