In March, I signed up with Skype in the Classroom to do 30-minute Skype Author Visits. It’s a virtual world, people, and this is the way things are moving. Part of me loves this, because I really don’t like to travel very much. But there is something very nice about going into a school, meeting children and teachers, and working with the kids. Plus – when I go to a school they buy books and I get paid. That’s always nice. Skype visits are free. Well, as of right now they are free. If and when I ever become a big wig, I can charge. Mwah-ha-ha, money, money, money. But until that time, I’m fine with free.
Another bonus is that teachers send me these great shots of my big face on a giant screen looking silly, and shots of the fabulous collage creations the kids make after they speak with me (and sometimes before.) I love that!
After 46 visits in 3 months, I have learned a few things about doing Skype Visits. If you’re an author or illustrator or something who wants to know more about Skyping, check out my blog post.
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