School Visits & Events
I’d love to come to your school or library!
As an author and classroom teacher, I LOVE working with young readers and writers. I have created some wonderful, interactive presentations and workshops that are perfect for students in grades four – eight.
Topics include a behind-the-scenes look at creating a book, revision, character creation, a cross-curricular look at the stars and constellation stories, and more!
Please contact me for rates and availability.
Some people are just meant to work with children, and Jen is certainly one of those. Our students thoroughly enjoyed her two-day author visit. As a former teacher, she jumped right in and started to help our students to unleash their inner authors. Her workshop offerings (Mystery Story Sacks, Star Stories, Radical Revision, and Create a Character) combined with Lunch with the Author were not only huge hits with our students and teachers, but also standards based, age appropriate, and appropriately challenging. We have had many author visits, but our author days with Jen Maschari were by far the best ever!
Cindy Lombardo, Assistant Principal, Saint Brigid of Kildare School (Dublin, Ohio)
Ms. Maschari brought energy into her presentations with a unique style. The students were encouraged to ask questions during the presentations and throughout the day when not in formal sessions. They were given first-hand knowledge of the work it takes to be a good writer, to welcome criticism as a means of becoming a better writer, and to never give up on achieving their own writing goals. She made each student she met feel “remarkable!”
Teresa Medaugh, St. Rose School (New Lexington, Ohio)
I can’t thank you enough for your wonderful author visit today! The kids loved meeting you and were raving about it after you left. In fact, they were so inspired, that about 75% of my class is busy writing right now. What a wonderful sight to see! Thank you again for all the time you took to engage with individual students. You really inspired them, and you have 100 new fans!
Allison Lodico, 5th grade teacher, Glacier Ridge Elementary
I offer FREE 20-minute Skype visits to classrooms, after school clubs, Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops, and book groups.
February 16, 2017
World Read Aloud Day!
Skyping with various schools
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
March 15, 2017
A Look at a Book Presentation
Sandusky Library (Sandusky, Ohio)
April 8, 2017
Ohioana Book Festival
Sheraton Columbus Hotel
10:30 AM – 5:30 PM
May 5, 2017
Twin Oak Elementary
Mount Vernon, Ohio
June 7, 2017
Cleveland State University
August 22, 2017
THINGS THAT SURPRISE YOU debuts!
Out from Balzer+Bray/HarperCollins
August 26, 2017
Cover to Cover Books
September 15, 2017
St. Therese School
September 16, 2017
Book Signing and Event
Blue Marble Books (N. KY)
12:30 – 2:30 PM
October 28, 2017
Books by the Banks Book Festival
Duke Energy Convention Center