I do author visits and enjoy them very much.  I tailor the visit to the
          needs of each school.  The librarian selects the classes I will visit     
sets the class schedule.

       Sometimes, teachers want me to discuss an aspect of writing.            
Sometimes, they want me to walk the students through the process    
of a book becoming a book.

         For 7th and 8th graders, I often talk to history classes about the        
American Revolution.  The Revolutionary War comes alive through  
little-known stories and a mock inoculation for small pox.

         My novels include:

         The Lorenzo series about the American Revolution (5th-8th grade):
Lorenzo's Secret Mission
         Lorenzo's Revolutionary Quest
         Lorenzo and the Turncoat
         Lorenzo and the Pirate

         Kichi in Jungle Jeopardy (Ideal for World Culture Classes)

         Green Slime and Jam


         George Lopez:  King of Latino Comedy  

         Famous Hispanics Series:  Grades 2 and 3.
         Cesar Chavez
         Roberto Clemente
         Frida Kahlo
         Diego Rivera
         Ellen Ochoa
         George Lopez

Honorarium:  Contact me by email for information about fees.  Put the
words "Author Visit" in the Subject Line.



"Lila does one of the best author visits I have ever seen."  
Madeline Smoot,

"My colleagues and I were talking about your wonderful ability
to reach kids through speech as well as text.  I can't tell you how delighted
I am that you are willing to come to Oak
Hill again."  Sandra Burnside,
3rd grade teacher

"Thank you so much for coming to Oak Springs and presenting to our
children.  I know that they enjoyed it very much!
 You were so wonderful
with the kids.   I was really impressed with how you spoke to the different
grade levels at their
level and "reeled them back in" when their minds
were starting to wander.
 I hope we see you next year.  Librarian, Oak
Springs Elementary, Austin I.S.D.
Recent School Visits

A. W. Brown Charter
School, Dallas, Texas

St. Philips Elementary,
Dallas, Texas

Taylor Middle School,
Taylor, Texas

Academy of the
Sacred Heart, New

Wiley Middle School,
Leander I.S.D.

South Elementary,
Midland, Texas

McDade Elem. &
M.S.,McDade I.S.D.

Winnetka Elementary,
Dallas, Texas

Travis Heights Elem.,
Austin, Texas

Sanchez Elementary,
Austin, Texas

Lee Elementary,
Austin, Texas

Campbell Elementary,
Austin, Texas

Barbara Jordan Elem.,
Austin, Texas

Metz Elementary,
Austin, Texas


Need an author
but are low on

If you are in the
Austin area, you
may be in luck.

The Writers
League of Texas
, an
initiative that
sends children's
authors into
schools at no cost
to the school.

Contact the
Writers League of
Texas to see if
your school

Call 512-499-8914.

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