Author Visits

Author Visits

Author visits in the classroom can tie the magic of reading a book to the excitement of creating it. Children get to see who is behind the characters or those unique facts they’ve never heard before. Introducing an author to your students will leave an impression on the children for years to come.  

Schedule an Author Visit

With each visit, whether virtual or in person, Jennifer Gladen will bring her characters to life with a reading from her novel by showing how the theme of digital distraction can play a roll in their lives.

Available as an Assembly or Individual Classroom Visit

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  •  Hear how the story that inspired Souled came right from the author’s family.
  •  As a former Tech Teacher, Jennifer Gladen brings resources and tips on digital safety including managing screen time.



  • Get an inside look at how the author created her book from start to finish
  • See the publishing process up close.
  • Get a peek into the illustration of the characters  

Before The Visit

Become Familiar With the Story Get a feel for the story ahead of time. Discuss the themes in the book such as Digital Distraction. Show the images of the characters and read their descriptions to generate excitement. This will help the children enjoy the day. They've heard about this great story ... and NOW the author is actually coming to their school! WOW! 


During the Visit:

Large Assemblies need a projector and microphone.

A time will be set aside to meet students and autograph books.

Feel free to take lots of pictures and please share them with me or tag me on Instagram

After the visit:

PLEASE contact me with photos, feedback, what you liked about the visit and moreStay in touch and catch the latest on my Facebook Page.  

Here's what some people had to say:

I have had the pleasure of working with Jennifer Gladen on two occasions.  Jennifer had presented at a school in which I taught at as part of our Career Day.  She read her book Theresa’s Shadow to an auditorium packed with kids as her pictures played across the screen.  The children then asked her questions about what it was like to be an author.  They were excited and motivated to not only meet an author but hear her wonderful story and listen to what she had to say.  She was enthusiastic and excited to share her work with all of the students.  The event was a huge success!

The second occasion was a conference at a local university in which literacy was the main focus.  Jennifer gladly accepted the offer to present and share her wonderful gifts and talents with all who attended.  Another successful event, in part because Jennifer was there to help spread the word of how important literacy and reading is for children.  Thank you Jennifer!

Jennifer M.


She really gave me great ideas
~~conference attendee, Holy Family University

Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful books and ideas!
~~Kathy Quin, Professor, Holy Family University

Thank you so much for coming! We loved your book! 
~~Student, Ethan Allen


Contact Me Today To Plan Your Visit

Send me a message with "AUTHOR VISIT" in the subject line for more information