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Schedule your author visit with: 
Nancy Viau

About the Author:

Donna Gephart's award-winning middle grade novels include: In Your Shoes, Lily and Dunkin, Death by Toilet Paper, How to Survive Middle School and others. She's a popular speaker at schools, conferences and book festivals. Donna lives in New Jersey with her family and her canine office assistant, Benji, a sweet retriever mix. Visit her online at

About the Featured Book:

In Your Shoes

"A unique and compelling novel from a master storyteller."—School Library Journal, starred review 

The critically acclaimed author of Lily and Dunkin delivers another heartfelt story that will remind readers you never know who needs a friend the most.

Miles is an anxious boy who loves his family's bowling center even if though he could be killed by a bolt of lightning or a wild animal that escaped from the Philadelphia Zoo on the way there. 

Amy is the new girl at school who wishes she didn't have to live above her uncle's funeral home and tries to write her way to her own happily-ever-after. 

Then Miles and Amy meet in the most unexpected way . . . and that's when it all begins. . . .

Donna Gephart - In_Your_Shoes_Hi-Res_Cov

Fee: $800 + Expenses

Available Date for School Visit: March 19th and March 22nd, 2019

Available Time for School Visit: Morning or Afternoon

Grades: Middle Grade (3rd-8th Grades)

Presentation Time: 45 Minutes - 1 Hour

Audience Requirements: 100+ Students

A/V Requirements:

Microphone, if necessary.
Speakers to connect to my laptop.
Staff member or tech person on hand.

Other Requirements: 

Media cart or table.
Second table for props.
Large screen or white wall.
Flip chart or dry erase board, and markers.

Bottle or glass of water.

Students in the upper elementary grades may be asked to bring a:
Pencil or pen.
Writing journal or paper.

Fill out the author request form on the Author Visit page to request this author for your school today!

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