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Becky Gehrisch

AUTHOR VISITS and SPEAKING EVENTS

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Becky Gehrisch grew up drawing dogs and farm scenes after visiting her grandparents’ homes in the country. It’s no wonder that she went on to create her debut picture book, Escape to Play, after earning an art degree from The Ohio State University. Between picture book projects, she works as a portrait artist and manages her new publishing company, Bookling Media LLC. When she is not creating art, she speaks at schools, bookstores and other venues. She is living her childhood dream by creating art and picture books as an adult.

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Escape to Play

Becky Gehrisch (Author-Illustrator)

Bookling Media, August 14th, 2021

ISBN: 978-1-954376-00-7

When three good-hearted but mischievous dogs are left alone for the day, they wreak havoc on the farm. Before wearing themselves out, they carelessly leave more chores for the farmer! Keep a lookout for famous artwork on the farmhouse walls!

Dear Educators

As a child, I was inspired by authors who visited my schools and as a big kid now, I am still in awe listening to other authors speak at conferences. Sharing the creative process and my book has been a dream come true. If you would like to schedule a speaking event, please contact me!

Becky

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Author Visit-
In Person
  • Pre-K - 5th read aloud

  • Power Point presentation

  • Puppet interaction

  • Educational Material

  • Q & A time

  • Full-day Presentation ($800)

  • Half-day Presentation ($400)

  • Single Presentation ($250)

  • AsK me about book purchases as compensation!

Possible Speaking Points:

  • Art History

  • Art technique

  • Creative writing

  • Rhyming/Poetry

  • Author's  journey

Author Visit- Virtual
  • Pre-K - 5th read aloud

  • Power Point presentation

  • Puppet interaction

  • Educational Material

  • Q & A time

  • One to three virtual presentations a day. (30-45mins) for $150 each

  • Ask me about book purchases as compensation!

Possible Speaking Points:

  • Art History 

  • Art techniques 

  • Creative writing

  • Rhyming/Poetry

  • Author's journey

Professional Speaker & Podcasts
  • Power Point presentation

  • Q & A time

Possible Speaking Points:

  • Author's journey

  • Publication experience

  • Illustration process

  • Creative process

  • Picture book creation

  • Crowdfunding 

  • Fine art process

  • Youth Art Lessons

Last pages full of information from the artwork recreated throughout Escape to Play.

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More information:
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Educational material, book order forms, author-visit flyer will be provided along with the agreement.

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The above offerings should be chosen based on time allotted. Pre-school session 30 minute read aloud with guided question and answers and coloring sheets after. K-5: up to 60 minutes depending on your needs.

Multiple school bookings in one district will receive a discount

Schools and venues outside of a 60 mile radius will have travel fees of $250 added on for in-person events.

It is with great pleasure that I am recommending author Becky Gehrisch for an author visit. She is exceptionally talented and she can draw and share wholesome and fun stories on the spot! Becky’s joy and love of story will energize her audience, inform them, and leave them wanting more. We had the honor of having her read for a story time and the children and their parents loved her. We look forward to her next visit to Cover to Cover. 

-Melia Wolf

Bookstore Owner

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[In 2020] we were able to host a virtual author/illustrator visit with Becky Gehrisch. Becky captured the students attention with her awesome PowerPoint. She showed students the process of writing and illustrating Escape To Play. Becky also allowed for a student question and answer session.  She offered us three sessions broken down into 2 grade levels each, and she tailored it to their specific levels. The students and staff enjoyed the visit and how she kept the kids engaged in her talk.

-Beth Bennington

Elementary School Librarian

It is an absolute delight to have Becky Gehrisch do a bookstore visit. She is so engaging with the kids. Becky offers a wonderful experience for families with puppets, coloring sheets, and more!

-Jody Everett

Bookstore Owner

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Becky was a hit with our kindergarten and first grade students at Elgin. She was kind, patient, and engaging with all of our students.  Not only did they LOVE searching for Norman on each page as she read her book, they enjoyed learning how they could become an author and illustrator just like Becky. 

-Sara Casper

Educational Consultant

Becky was an awesome addition to our literacy education program at ATC.  She was engaging, entertaining, informational, and reached each age group at their developmental level.  I would highly recommend Becky to present at your school!

-Jill Kindall

Early Education Director

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