What are “Awesome Author Adventures?”
Awesome Author Adventures are what I call my visits to schools, libraries, and other facilities where I read my book “Munch’s Adventure” in a fun engaging way. I wear my “Healthy Snack Adventure Hat” to promote healthy snacks and have fun with the children. I have received so many comments “I liked your hat!”—It is my signature funny teaching tool! I read the book in a fun way and then have an engaging nutrition activity at the end of the story to go over healthy eating options. I also have incorporated other healthy lessons throughout the book such as not leaving home alone, looking before crossing the street, physical activity, and others that we discuss at the conclusion of the story too. The visits are a fun time for everyone and also a learning experience. I also donate 20% of the book proceeds to an organization to say thank you to others and help by giving back. I love doing “Awesome Author Adventures!” I was directed to the idea through Kim Norman and her Cool School Visits. Thank you Kim! You can get more information about doing these visits at http://coolschoolvisits.com/
I also enjoy visiting libraries and other events to sell “Munch’s Adventure.” I always give back to various organizations with the book proceeds as a way to fundraise and use it as a resource of giving to communities. I have contributed to libraries, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, and the Salvation Army. I would love your help to keep the giving going!
My travels with Munch!
Awesome Author Adventure at Clarion-Limestone
Visiting Clarion-Limestone Elementary March 2017
Two days--12 sessions! Pre-K through 6th grade!
Awesome Author Adventure at Cranberry
Cranberry Area School District Elementary School February 2017
One day--6 sessions!
Leana’s Books Author Day!
Leana's Books hosted an "Author Day" at the Hermitage Mall. So much fun! I met a lot of other authors out there doing "their thing" like me! I sold a few books and was able to donate more proceeds to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. This giving idea started a couple years ago. I used the book as a resource to raise money to donate to Children's Hospital started as a means to help a little boy named Andrew and his family in his fight against neuroblastoma. "Andrew's Avengers" was started by his family as a way to raise money to help his family in this terrible situation. Andrew fought long and hard through December 2016. Andrew's Avengers continues in his memory and to help so many others dealing with the battle against cancer. I will continue to support Andrew in his beautiful memory and help others.
Grove City Community Library 2016
Set up a table to sell books and donate a portion of the proceeds to the library. Fun day at Christmas time!
Victorian Christmas Bazaar 2016