School Visits

Susan and Luke at Panther Run Elementary

"Author Visits are so important because while I can do an awesome reading of a story, I am limited to my own personal knowledge of the book. When you invite the author in, you get their perspective and so much more!"

-Shannon Culp
Media Specialist

Author Presentations


OPTION 1. Two 45 minute presentations

EXAMPLE: (First, Second, and Third grade students) 8:15-9:00 

                   (Fourth and Fifth Grade students) 9:15-10:00

FEE:           $400.00

Note: Any combination of grade levels


OPTION 2. Three 30 minute presentations

EXAMPLE: (First, Second grade students) 8:15-8:45

                   (Third grade students) 9:00-9:30

                   (Fourth and fifth grade students) 9:45-10:15

FEE: $400.00


Note: Any combination of grade levels


*If desired, presentations are appropriate for large groups, preferably held in Media Centers or Cafeterias. Times here are estimates/suggestions. We can adjust schedules/times/grade levels. We are happy to accommodate.  

"Animals and animal-related instructional activities enhance student's motivation and are effective methods for teaching children literacy and compassion for animals and all living beings."

-Susan Beattie

                                               Typical Author Visit Schedule (Sample)

-Arrive ~8:00am (in order to allow time for set-up)
-Meet w/ IT Tech, Librarian, Teacher and/or other person in charge

of coordinating "Author Visit" and operation of audio and video equipment

in the presentation room: library, cafeteria, classroom, etc.

Visit our Classroom Materials page to select which book you would like
incorporated into our presentations and for educational activities suggested
for students in the classroom. We can tailor time and particular book presentation
preferences to meet specific needs. Please don't hesitate to ask!

Luke's appearance is optional and often requested. He comes out for the
question/answer segment to surprise the children! Please speak with Susan
Beattie for more information on making your presentation extra special with
Luke as a guest!

Your School Must Provide:
-AV Materials
-Large Screen
-DVD Player
-Computer For Flash Drive


Book Sales

A parent letter is below for a pre-sale discount. I encourage teachers to send

this letter home one week prior to the author visit. Books will only be sold at

the discounted price prior to the authors visit and day of the visit. Books

are available (after the author’s visit) at at regular

price and will be shipped directly to the students.

Click here for the Parent's Pre-Order Form for books in "Luke's Adventure Series"

Only pre-ordered books will be autographed and delivered to the classrooms

approximately 2 weeks following the date of the presentation.

Susan is an approved vendor for Palm Beach County Schools.

Ready to schedule your school visit with author Susan Beattie? Please head on over to our Booking Inquiries page and complete the form found there or call Susan Beattie directly at (561) 452-5573!

Some Schools Luke & I Have Visited...

  • Acreage Pines Elementary

  • American Heritage

  • Aspen Elementary

  • Binks Forest Elementary

  • Del Prado Elementary

  • Discovery Key Elementary

  • Equestrian Trails Elementary

  • Frontier Elementary

  • Gerry Thomas Elementary

  • Golden Grove Elementary

  • Grassy Waters Elementary

  • Heritage Elementary

  • Hope Centennial Elementary

  • Junior Achievement (Biz Camp)

  • Jupiter High School

  • Lighthouse Elementary

  • Manatee Elementary

  • Marsh Point Elementary

  • Meadow Park Elementary

  • Palm Beach Gardens Elementary

  • Palm Beach Public Elementary

  • Palm Beach Recreational Summer Program

  • Palmetto Park Elementary

  • Panther Run Elementary

  • Pierce Hammock Elementary

  • Pine Jog Elementary

  • Rolling Green Elementary

  • Rosarian Academy

  • Sandpiper Shores Elementary

  • Seminole Trails Elementary

  • South Olive Elementary

  • Spanish River High School

  • Sunrise Park Elementary (Literacy Camp)

  • The Benjamin School

  • The Conservatory School

  • Timber Trace Elementary

  • Wellington Elementary