Author Deborah Davis - Professional Speaking Engagements

Personal Appearances

Deborah Davis enjoys sharing how she became a writer, the stories behind her books, and her enthusiasm for reading and writing. She has been a speaker at the International Reading Association, as well as schools, bookstores, and public libraries. She is available to speak to youth and adults at:

• Writers Conferences
• 3rd - 12th grade classrooms and small assemblies
• Book Festivals
• Booksellers Association meetings and events
• Social Services Meetings and In-Services
• Libraries
• Bookstores

Scheduling and Event
Please contact Deborah at least three months in advance of your event, six months for events outside of California. The best way to reach her is by e-mail.

Rates and other details

School Visits
Deborah will speak to no more than 50 students per session, no more than four sessions per day, at a rate of $1000/day, plus travel, lodging, and related expenses.

Young Author Conferences and Workshops
Deborah will offer a keynote and panel/breakout session or up to three breakout sessions for up to 30 students per session at a rate of $1500/day, plus travel, lodging, and related expenses.

Writers Conferences and Workshops
Deborah’s fee varies depending on the size of audience/number of participants and whether she’s asked to offer a keynote, manuscript critiques, etc.

Bookstore Appearances
No charge, schedule permitting.

Public Library Appearances
No charge, schedule permitting.

Manuscript Consultation
Deborah offers comprehensive written critique and phone consultation on your partial or full-length children’s or young adult novels. (She does not critique picture books.) She provides constructive feedback on plot, story structure, character development, dialogue, and setting, as well as advice about finding an agent and getting published. Consultations are designed around your individual writing needs.

Consultation Fee
Deborah’s fee is $80 per hour.


“My students were inspired enough to ask detailed questions about her work, to share their own writings, and to seek suggestions on how to improve their stories. Throughout this time, Ms. Davis responded with gentle, direct, relevant support. Her visit was greatly enjoyed by all.
......Deborah Davis is an accomplished writer, with a demonstrated love for sharing that craft with children. I highly recommend her as a visiting writer in your school’s classrooms.” - Bob Dash, Poulsbo Elementary School, Poulsbo, WA

Participant comments from “Creating Effective Writing Workshops With Teens and Teen Parents”, 2005 Healthy Teen Network Conference:

“Great workshop!”

“It was wonderful! You are great at this topic!”

“This was the best workshop as far as being able to use what was presented immediately."

“Deborah has presence.”


“This was fantastic.”

“Worthwhile and practical suggestions not only for classroom use, but also for self-improvement.”

“This was one of the absolutely best workshops I’ve gone to so far. I LOVE the writing exercises and the tone and the texture
.the presenter gave to the workshop. I enjoyed it immensely. Thank you!”

“I found this session invaluable as an addendum to my classroom instruction. Thank God for you!”

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