To see where Peter will be doing book events, please visit the Event Schedule page.
Peter is available to visit schools, libraries, conferences and similar events to give presentations about his work. These can be adjusted to suit all age levels, from 1st graders to college students to professionals.
When Peter speaks to children he discusses how he grew from being a little guy who loved to draw and write, to being a big guy who makes picture books for a living. He starts off by reading and speaking about the books he made for fun when he was a child. Then Peter talks about the steps he took to become a professional author and illustrator. He reads one of his published books and shares some of the stories behind its creation. He discusses his process of writing and illustrating, and gives a drawing demonstration with some quick, simple drawing lessons.
Peter is also happy to present to adults about the details of his creative process, from seeking inspiration to story development to illustration techniques to working with deadlines. He can discuss the state of the publishing industry, and give advice on how best to pursue publication.
To learn more about the fees associated with scheduling an event, please visit the Honorarium for Appearances page.
Peter is always happy to do book signings at his speaking events. A signed book is a fun memento and can serve as inspiration toward a child’s own goals. At schools, students and faculty are always much more enthusiastic about Peter’s visits when they can take home signed copies of his books, and that enthusiasm helps Peter give the best presentation possible.
Peter has absolutely nothing to do with book ordering or selling. Many bookstores provide education discounts, so selling books can be a way for schools and libraries to generate extra money. Contact your local bookseller for more information, or feel free to contact Peter’s assistant to learn how you can purchase directly from publishers with an education discount.
We are now accepting invitations for the 2017-2018 school year. BOOK EARLY!
When you’re ready to arrange an event, or have questions, please email Peter’s assistant, Jill, at .