Kailan has a message for kids!

It's so important to PLAY and not let too much screen time get in the way.

She makes talking about screen time silly and playful.

Her book will help them understand the value of turning screens off and give them so many ideas of things to do instead!

As a former teacher, she also loves to share with students about the process of writing and publishing a book.

What's in the Presentation?

Read aloud of the book to explain why they need time away from screens and inspire ideas for other ways to PLAY!

The writing process (she had 10 rough drafts!), working with an illustrator, book designer, and printing. 

Shows kids how technology can be a useful tool, but it’s important to spend time offline experiencing life and not watching it. 

FYI ~ None of her presentations present screen time as “bad”.  It’s something that exists and is never going away.

Instead, the message is all about prioritizing play.


Screens Away, Time to Play won an Educator's Choice Award! It also has a "Get it" recommendation from Kirkus Reviews.

Presentations by Grade Level

  • Why I wrote the book
  • Read aloud
  • Very simplified book process
  • Q & A time
  • Why I wrote the book
  • Read aloud
  • Slide presentation showcasing the book process - writing, editing, storyboards, illustrating, designing, and printing.
  • Q & A time
  • Introduction of me
  • Slide presentation showcasing the book process - writing, editing, storyboard, illustrating, designing, and printing
  • Partial read aloud of the book to dissect the rhyme/meter
  • Discuss nonfiction vs fiction and books as teaching tools
  • Empowerment that big kids still need to play too
  • Q & A time

Add on a Creation Station!

Save your cardboard boxes and she'll bring my Makedo kid safe cutting tools and paint sticks to get the creativity flowing!

This could be in a classroom, library, cafeteria, auditorium, or wherever you'd like!

Kailan can travel to different classrooms or do multiple presentations for the different age groups.

She's yours for the day! Some options are:

  • Travel to different classrooms
  • Multiple presentations for different age groups
  • Meet and greet with book personalization
  • Lunch with students
  • Creation station activity for a smaller group
  • Science activities for a smaller group

Kailan is located in Bakersfield, CA, but willing to travel! Virtual presentations on Zoom are also an option.

Packages start at $150.

All the Details

  • If allowed, she'll send book order forms to you so you can send them home before her visit.
  • She will bring signed books on the day of my visit for you to give out to all who ordered when it's convenient.
  • Special book pricing for school visits! And even bigger discounts if the school itself wants to order books for students.
  • For every 10 books sold, the teacher or school gets a FREE book of their choice.
  • Every student gets a bookmark!
  • Fill out the form below for availability and pricing.

Plus, every teacher also gets a PDF bundle of activities that go with the book to extend the lesson!

Interested in booking an Author Visit? Fill out this form!

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