Skype an Author Network is a site that lists many authors who are interested in doing virtual visits with school, libraries, and book clubs. David is participating in the Skype an Author Network and is available for bookings.


For Schools & Libraries

  • Author Talk and Q&A sessions– For students who have read his work, David will discuss his journey to publication and answer questions about specific works.
  • Classroom presentations — Writing is a process, especially for published authors who go through dozens of revisions before a book hits the shelves. David will describe his process of creating a novel, including examples form his notebooks, edited drafts, editorial letters, copyediting, and proofs.
  • Writing workshops for classes (works best for 10-15 participants) — Using an online board, David leads a workshop on developing a story, creating characters, and writing dialogue.

For Book Clubs:

  • If your book club is reading Soul Enchilada or Black Hole Sun, David Would love to join your discussion. His publisher even provides a reading guide!

Grades 8-up
Book Clubs

Available Times:
For schools: 9AM-3PM
For book clubs and libraries: times above, as well as evenings

No recording of Skype Sessions without permission from the author.

No Cost Meet the Author Visit: 15-20 minute Author Q&A for schools and book clubs that have read his work.

In-Depth Visit Length: 45-60 minutes (programs listed above)

In-Depth Visit Cost: $100

Prerequisites: Book clubs and students should read David’s work before the presentations.

Contact Information: thunderchikin AT me DOT com

Affiliations: ALAN, NCTE, SCBWI