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My school visits rates: 

Our rates for this school year include books mailed to your school, to share among the teachers and students. Let us know if you have a preference for which of the Ellie McDoodle books to send you. (The Ellie McDoodle Diaries don't need to be read in order.)

One session: $415 plus travel.
We will mail you (at our expense) one Ellie McDoodle hardcover book.

Two sessions: $735 plus travel and lunch.
We will mail you (at our expense) one Ellie McDoodle hardcover book and one Leopold the Lion hardcover picturebook.

Three sessions: $975 plus travel and lunch.
We will mail you (at our expense) a full set of all six Ellie McDoodle hardcover books plus one Leopold the Lion hardcover picturebook.

Parent night: 
We love doing nighttime events for families! 
We charge $150 for nighttime events added to a daytime visit, plus dinner.
(We charge more for a stand-alone nighttime event.)
We emphasize drawing, writing, creative brainstorming, and storymaking.
We’re happy to work with you to make a presentation that’s particularly meaningful for your group.

Travel:
Gas: 50 cents/mile (IRS 2010 rate) from my home.
I live in south Lansing, Michigan, zip code 48911.
Hotel: Please provide overnight accommodations if we have to leave home before 7am.
We try to arrive 20 - 30 minutes early. Let us know if you need an earlier arrival.

If you need photos or book cover art, visit the media page to download them. 
Contact us if you need more.
You have my permission to use art from my books and this website to advertise my appearance, also.

Contracts: Need a contract? A W-9 form? Contact Charlie: cjbarshaw523@aol.com

Budget constraints? Let us know. 
- Advance book sales can help pay for the visit.
- Teaming up with other schools will cut travel costs.
- We do a limited number of lower-cost events for needy schools each year.
- If we're attending other events in your area we may be able to discount travel or lodging.

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