Growing up, I wasn’t what you’d call a bookworm. In fact, for a lot of my childhood I struggled to read and didn’t always connect with the books and materials assigned to me. But then I found books that showed me just how amazing reading could be and I was hooked. I loved Roald Dahl, Judy Blume, Beverly Cleary, and Louis Sachar.

Today I am passionate not just about writing books kids will love, but also helping students grow confident in their own reading identity and writing skills. I’ve spoken in schools across the country, sharing my reading and writing journey, and leading the kids in creative writing workshops that reveal just how amazingly creative and intelligent they really are.

 “An incredibly educational and engaging presentation that not only inspired my students, but got them excited about Rump and fairytales in general.”  — Katie Lawrence, Librarian, Immaculate Conception St. Joseph School, Chicago, IL

“An incredibly educational and engaging presentation that not only inspired my students, but got them excited about Rump and fairytales in general.”

— Katie Lawrence, Librarian, Immaculate Conception St. Joseph School, Chicago, IL


School Visits

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To learn more about Liesl Shurtliff's author visits, please see view the Visit Information packet.  It contains a lot of helpful details, including presentation topics, writing workshop themes, and fee structure.
 

Submit a Request

If you are interested in hosting Liesl at your school or event, please complete this brief questionnaire.  School and library visits are typically scheduled during the spring/early summer prior to the school year in which the visit takes place.  Other events are usually booked about six months in advance.  
 

10 Tips for a Perfect Author's Visit

Want to make your day with Liesl as wonderful as possible?  Then read this excellent post on the Nerdy Book Club blog about Ten Tips for a Perfect Author Visit by Michael Shoulders.  

Classroom Resources

Even if Liesl can't be there in person, you can still have a lot of fun with all of the characters in her books!  Classrooms across the country have come up with creative ways to incorporate Liesl's books into their curriculum, and here are some of the resources they have shared:

RUMP Reader's Guide

RUMP Trivia

RUMP Personality Quiz

JACK Trivia

Skype Visits

Reading Liesl's books in a classroom or book club?  Liesl offers FREE 20 minutes Skype Q&A sessions for groups who are reading her books.  For more details, please see her Skype page.