Tamera's Hubbard Woods Elementary School visit, spring 2015. Photo courtesy of Todd Burleson (2016 Librarian of the Year!) 


School Visits

  • Interactive Author Presentation: Tamera spends up to 60 minutes with students talking about her path to publishing, reading her poetry with students, and answering student questions. If space and AV equipment are available (mic/sound system plus projector and screen), Tamera is comfortable addressing an entire student body.
  • Writing Workshops: Tamera’s writing workshops can be tailored to each audience and can range from Pre-K through adult learners. The workshop focus can include any element of poetry reading or writing, fiction reading or writing, the verse novel format, or drawing from nature or personal experience to create stories. School workshops are most effective with smaller groups of 30 or less and can flex up in numbers if instructors remain available to help with writing exercises.

Public Speaking

Tamera has spoken and presented to students, librarians, teachers, and fellow authors at conferences, festivals, award ceremonies, and at her alma mater – Hamline University. Since each engagement is unique, Tamera tailors each message to the needs of the audience.


Tamera is happy to schedule in-person school visits, virtual visits, or attend and speak at your event. She is currently booking for the 2017-2018 season. Please contact her if you would like to inqure about rates and travel expense needs. Thank you for your interest!




School Visits:

January, 2016: Glendale Elementary 1st Grade classes. Read There Was an Old Lady Who Gobbled a Skink.

June, 2015: Treasure Coast Elementary School, Sebastian, Florida. Read This Old Band with kindergarten students.

April 14-15, 2015: Hubbard Woods Elementary School, Winnetka, Illinois. Presentation, reading, and poetry writing workshops with students.

March, 2015: Saint Helen Catholic School, Vero Beach, Florida

01/29/2015 Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! Presentation, reading and singing with K-8th graders at North County Charter Elementary, Vero Beach, Florida (Gone Fishing and This Old Band.)

5/22/2014 Author Fiesta: Presentation and reading with students, Keene’s Crossing Elementary, Windemere, Florida

04/02/2014 National Poetry Month: Poetry Writing Workshop with 5th Grade Students: Holy Trinity Episcopal School, Melbourne, Florida

10/24/2013 Gremins and Grandparents, Breakfast and Books: Presentation and reading with students, Saint Edward's Lower School, Vero Beach, Florida

05/02/2013 Holy Trinity Episcopal School: Read from Gone Fishing, Q & A with Students, Melbourne, Florida

05/07/2013 Saint Edwards Lower School: Read from Gone Fishing, Q & A with Students

05/15/2013 Meadowlane Primary School: Read from Gone Fishing K-2, Q & A with Student, Melbourne, Florida

05/15/2013 Barnes and Noble/Gemini Elementary School Book Fair: Read from Gone Fishing, Q & A with Students, Signed Books, Melbourne, Florida

04/26/2013  Monroe School 1st Graders: Read Gone Fishing, Q & A with Students, Hinsdale, IL  

04/26/2013 Sacred Heart Kindergarteners: Read from Gone Fishing, Q & A with Students, Hubbard Woods, IL

Virtual Visits:

06/09/2015 Skype Visits with Mrs. Bass's Oklahoma summer camp readers

12/10/2014 Skype Visit with the 6th graders at Monmouth Middle School, Monmouth, Maine

11/11/2014 Virtual Visit with Western New York SCBWI

Week of 01/13/2014 Florida Virtual School, Florida Literacy Week Author

Summer 2014: Kids Book Club, Chicago, IL Area Author Q&A

Conferences and Events:

04/2017: Texas Library Association, Poetry Roundup, Presenter

10/2016: Florida Association for Media in Education, Orlando, Florida, Showcase of Authors, Presenter

10/2016: Jim Harbin Student Media Festival, Orlando, Florida, Author Welcome 

06/2016 American Library Association Book Signing at Skyhorse booth, Orlando, Florida

02/02/2016 Release day reading of There Was an Old Lady Who Gobbled a Skink at The Vero Beach Book Center with Miss Erin and the Head Start Students.

10/08-10/2014 Florida Association for Media in Education, Showcase of Authors, Presenter

05/17/2014 Kids Blast: Presentation and reading with The Vero Beach Learning Alliance in partnership with the Vero Beach Book Center for Indies First Storytime, Vero Beach, Florida

11/02/2013 Inside Story with First Books and SCBWI  at Books and Books, Coral Gables, Florida

7/12-13/2013 State Fish Art Expo Visiting Author/Event Sponsor, Go Fish Education Center, Perry, Georgia. Read and wrote poetry with 3rd - 12th grade students and family members/parents.

07/01/2013 American Library Association Poetry Blast Reading, Chicago, IL

06/28/2013 American Library Association Class of 2k13 Presentation, Chicago, IL

06/25/2013 Iowa Reading Association Workshop Presenter, Iowa State University Campus, Ames, Iowa

06/22/2013 Book World Author Visit, Fort Dodge, Iowa

04/19/2013 Gone Fishing with the Environmental Learning Center at Vero Beach Book Center, Vero Beach, Florida

04/18/2013 Vero Beach Book Center: Poem In Your Pocket Day with the Saint Edwards 2nd Grade Classes. Vero Beach, Florida