Author Visits

Creative Writing Workshops


Rates for School Visits

I love to do school visits and speaking events! The content of my lessons is most engaging for 5th – 8th grade students. I can spend a half day in two classrooms or in an assembly. A full day could be spent on both an assembly and two classroom visits or a total of four classroom visits. Generally, I speak about the writing process, literary elements, engaging audiences, and the publishing process, but I am happy to discuss different options to meet your needs. Alternatively, virtual visits are cheaper and can be just as engaging.

Tulsa/Wichita/Oklahoma City and Surrounding Area:
$400/half day (1 or 2 presentations) $800/full day (up to 4 presentations)
Oklahoma/Kansas visits further than 120 miles are responsible for travel and hotel as necessary

Out of State:
$800/day plus travel and hotel as necessary

Virtual Visit via Skype for Book Clubs, Classrooms, or Library Events:
FREE/15-20-minute Q&A or
$100/hour long in-depth presentation

Please send author visit inquiries to


“I highly recommend Mr. McLelland to discuss his novels and promote reading and writing. The students will gain worthwhile and memorable information from him. He genuinely cares about schools and students and wants to share his experiences and knowledge with them. He is relatable with his easy going personality, and he wants to connect with every single student.” — Stephanie Adler, Library Media Specialist, Sequoya Middle School, Edmond, OK


“Brad interacts very well with the students and keeps them engaged while building enthusiasm about his books. Definitely invite Brad to visit with your school. His love for writing and sharing ideas is contagious!” — Sherry Giddens, Librarian, Mayberry Cultural and Fine Arts Magnet Middle School, Wichita, KS


“Brad McLelland is the consummate author presenter to student audiences. He relates beautifully to them in his large-group presentations and goes into more detail about the writing process in his small-group discussions. He answers any and all questions with humor, honesty, and sensitivity. He takes time with each student as he signs books, engages them in conversation, and takes individual pictures.” — Caradith Craven, Librarian, Central Middle School, Edmond, OK


“[Brad’s] presentation is awesome. He engages the students and is entertaining.” — Melinda Hunsberger, Librarian, Robinson Middle School, Wichita, KS

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