School Visits



Are you a school, library, or book club and want to chat with me after you’ve read one of my books? I love connecting with readers!

If you’d like to connect, there are two options:

  • A Q&A Skype visit (free): You’ve got questions? I’ve got answers! These casual visits typically last 20 minutes, readers are encouraged to come prepared with questions they’ve brainstormed in advance!
  • “The Writing Zoo” ($200): This is my most popular in-person visit, and typically runs 45 minutes to one hour, including time for questions. Here is a quick description:

The Writing Zoo with Jess Keating!

What can a dung beetle teach us about writing, reading, and creativity? Or a skunk? Or even a blobfish? With wild examples from zoologist-turned-author Jess Keating, young readers learn about the fun, often messy work of creating stories, writing books, and being a story explorer. Hear some wild and funny stories, learn the tools to tell your own, and check out some of Jess’s animal skull and bone collection, too!

To arrange either of these options, email me at jesskeatingbooks (at) gmail (dot) com and we’ll work out a time that works!