Prices as of April 2023

In Person Visit

The visit includes:

Discussion with the teacher about the content to be covered prior to the visit.

Each child receives:

  • a bookmark
  • a colouring activity
  • an activity

Books are made available for purchase prior to the visit. Unless stated by the purchaser, all ‘A Big Blue Boat’ books purchased will be signed.

Rates for In Person visits 2023

$4 per student per hour

Book an author visit for Jan – March, 2024 before October 31st, to receive the 2023 rate.

Rates for In Person visits as of January 1st, 2024

$5 per student per hour


First hour free.

$63 per hour for up every hour thereafter for up to a three hour return trip.  Additional travel times by negotiation (country teachers see below).

Country Schools

Are you a teacher in a small country school with a very limited budget? I worked in a country school and understand how difficult this can be.

I do at least one big trip across country each year and would love to hear from you. Please drop me a line via the form below.

Virtual Visits

Sessions include:

Discussion with the teacher prior to the visit about the content to be covered.


1 x 30 – minute session

2 x 30 – minute sessions or 1 x 60 – minutes

3 x 30 – minute sessions or 1×60 & 1×30 – minutes

4 x 30 – minute or 2 x 60 – minutes    





Pre – recorded Talk/Presentation (coming 2024)

One 30 or 60 minute session includes:

Topic for the session


No Q&A


Single access to file  

15 minutes

30 minutes

60 minutes

$ 85.00



Customised pre-recorded presentations of up to 60 minutes that are tailored to the school’s requirements will attract an additional fee: to be negotiated.

For more information, or to book an author visit

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