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AUTHOR VISITS

One of Christina’s favorite things about being an author is speaking to students. Schools may contact her directly through this website to receive more information on arranging a traditional in-person author visit for their school or about organizing a virtual visit via Skype. All visits can be done in English or Spanish!

In-person Author Visit Information:

“Follow Your Dreams”
A 45-60 minute general audience presentation on my road to becoming an author, finding inspiration, and an overview of my novels, The Red Umbrella, A Thunderous Whisper, and Moving Target.
Note: A discounted rate is also offered for schools that use, The Red Umbrella or A Thunderous Whisper, as part of their required reading.

“Historical Fiction That Hits Home”
A 45- 60 minute presentation on how multicultural books remind us of the importance of learning about own unique family history and how different heritages contribute to the American melting pot.

“How Can I Become An Author?”
A thirty (30) minute informative presentation for teachers/faculty interested in pursuing a writing career with an optional question and answer period. This can be arranged during the teachers’ lunch period.

Cost:

In-person Author Visit:
A typical in-person school visit is comprised of up to three presentations and can be tailored (to some degree) to the needs of the school. Cost per school visits for the 2015-2016 school year are as follows:

  • $1200 plus travel expenses (Local schools in the Miami, Florida area can contact Christina for a discounted rate)
  • Virtual Visit via Skype:
    Virtual visits via Skype are also offered to schools. The only requirement is that all students must have read at least 3 chapters of The Red Umbrella, A Thunderous Whisper or Moving Target to facilitate the discussion of the books.

  • 20 minute Q&A – Free
  • 1 hour general audience presentation on my road to becoming an author, an overview of The Red Umbrella/ A Thunderous Whisper/ Moving Target and Q&A -$125.




  • "You inspired our students to believe in themselves and to go for their dreams. They loved listening to your story and now are loving reading your book."

    – Laura Mitrani
    Hebrew Academy

    “Once in a while we have a book that moves us in a way that will change the way we think and act....this is that book.”

    - Ibis Mendoza, Media Specialist
    Miami Lakes K-8 Center

    "Christina Gonzalez's presentation opened the children's doors to all the possibilities literature has in store for them. Students left the room energized to read and write creatively!

    – Lily Rodriguez
    Language Arts Teacher
    St. Theresa Catholic School

    "Thank you again for taking the time for our (Skype “virtual visit”). I know just enough about education (and children!) to know that it only takes a moment that stands out for them to make a difference in how they see themselves and their own possibilities. You stunned them by being willing to talk with them, by being so approachable, and by being interested in their questions. You may just have provided them with that spark they need to be successful in the future. Who knows - maybe there was a future author in the crowd?!"

    - Laurie Battiston, M.Ed., Special Education Resource Teacher
    (Big Park Community School, Sedona, Arizona)

    "Students enjoyed Ms. Gonzalez's wonderful and interactive presentation which inspired them to create writing projects of their own. As a reading and language arts teacher, I was so glad to bring this enriching experience to my students."

    - Ivette Gambin, Language Arts Teacher,
    Concita Espinosa Academy

    " Christina Gonzalez kept the students engaged and interested throughout, and delighted us all with her stories. We are so pleased that she came!"

    - Kimberly Craig, Media Specialist,
    Gulliver Academy