Author Visits

The author in Tortola,
British Virgin Islands, 2012

Author’s presentation by Kaylee

Beach Allen Primary School, St. Kitts, Feb. 2016

Beach Allen Primary School, St. Kitts, Feb. 2016








Susan Ross’ entertaining, high energy, humorous presentations bring a love of reading and writing to the classroom.

Susan’s presentations give children insight into the creation of a book. The journey begins with the inspiration for the story, and the creative writing process, editing and proof-reading needed to create a fun book. Then there’s collaborating with the illustrator to create colourful depictions of the story. A quick description of how the printer puts the book together and funny marketing stories top off the publishing experience. The presentation is followed by a question and answer period. Presentations are catered to each age group and suitable for JK-4.

Presentations are approximately 40 minutes, depending on the age group.  Susan presents to a maximum of 3 classes per session in the library and does a maximum of 3 presentations a day. The fee is $280 for two presentations which includes a set of Susan’s books. Additional presentations are $100 regardless of whether additional days are required.

Visits will inspire children to write and illustrate their own books, and to read for the love of it.  Susan has done well over 100 author visits.

Visits are limited to London, Ontario and vicinity. Skype visits are available for other areas. Please sByron Northview below.

Note: Children will have the opportunity to order signed books. All children receive a free bookmark.

Skype Visits (Available outside the London and surrounding area.)

Free Meet the Author Visits:  15 minutes

Full Visit Length: 30+ minutes

Full Visit Cost: $75/session.

Skype visits cannot be recorded without the permission of the author.

For more detailed information please call Susan at 519-438-1425 or send an e-mail to


Maxwell’s letter

Natalie’s letter


Presenting to the Class

Presenting to the Class

Presentation Reviews

  • Today you came to my school …You read us a Halloween story (The Kit Kat Caper). You were the Halloween Girl. You made me laugh. I bought … “Say Please to the Honeybees”. Tonight my Mom and I read the book and made a bee craft. It was so much fun. Thank you for coming to my school. Please come back!
    Love Bethany P.

    …(Bethany) is still talking about your visit and I have heard other parents say that their children enjoyed having you come to the school as well. Bethany has two older brothers (ages 9 and 10) and they also enjoyed reading the story. Getting children to read can be a struggle for some. The creativity, humour and energy in your book enticed my children to continue each page. The bee craft that Bethany and I did further added to the excitement of the reading experience. The fact that you-an author came to our school and also answered Bethany’s email was appreciated by all members of our family! Kudos as well to your illustrator, Megan. She truly did a great job! Keep up the great work, Susan…

    Tammy and Bethany Pollard, Trillium Woods Elementary School, Barrie, Ontario

  • … The kids really enjoyed your presentation. Today I had a student just about jump out of her skin telling me about reading The Kit Kat Caper at home.
    She was connecting it to something we were reading together…

    Susan Carter, Guthrie P.S., Oro Station, ON

  • … You came to visit my school and I wanted to tell you that I loved your visit. I have a copy of Say Please to the Honeybees and I LOVE reading it to my mom and dad! Thanks so much!…

    St. Anthony French Immersion School, London, ON

  • Students Captivated by The Kit Kat Caper: The primary classes were lucky to have author, Susan Ross, visit them on October 20th (2009). She delighted the students as she read from her new book, The Kit Kat Caper. The children learned about all the work that goes into writing a published book. They even got to see original paintings that became the illustrations in her book. What a fun learning experience! One child’s comment to Susan sums up how the child felt, “You”re the best author and I have your book at home!”

    Tom Howes, Tecumseh P.S., London, ON

  • Thanks to children’s author Susan Ross, all the primary students at Watt Public School enjoyed an experience of a lifetime. As they listened to Mrs. Ross read , “The Kit Kat Caper”, they were captivated. It was much more than just a story read-a-loud that kept children leaning forward to anticipate the next page. Her visit also included her sharing the inspiration for her stories, how she works closely with an artist to develop detailed pictures, and steps that led to her final printing. Her visit with the parents was an added bonus that reinforced the joy reading stories can bring into all of our lives.

    Watt P.S. Primary Division Teachers, Utterson, ON

  • Just want to thank you for you wonderful presentation. The students and staff had great things to say about you. They really enjoyed your enthusiasm and fun attitude…

    Lina Wong, Centennial Central P.S., Arva, ON

  • Thanks again for coming in to speak to the kids yesterday. I know they enjoyed the book (The Great Bellybutton Cover-up). My own son enjoyed it so much that he retold the entire story to our evening custodian, and then had me read it to him after school and my husband read it to him again last night. Violet is sitting on his headboard watching over his room right now.

    Chris Passmore, Tweedsmuir P.S., London, ON

  • Thank you so much for your presentation..You are a very enthusiastic and wonderful storyteller/storywriter. The teachers and students loved you!

    Karen Payne, Sir Winston Churchill P.S., London, ON

  • You will be pleased to know one of my reluctant writers made a book after you left. I gave her an “I am an author” sticker. When she was picked up I heard her say to her sister “I am an author” !!!!!! So exciting!!!!!!

    Diane Merrifield, Nicholas Wilson P.S., London, ON

  • … the primary division had the pleasure of experiencing a wonderful workshop and storytelling time with local author Susan Ross… The workshop allowed the students to walk through the process with Mrs. Ross of how a creative idea can be developed into a story, tested on the target audience, and then completed for publishing purposes. She shared with us how she discovered her illustrator.. She also entertained us with her wonderful storytelling abilities by presenting her published work as well as allowing us to be her audience for her upcoming Halloween book (The Kit Kat Caper). The students were greatly enlightened in the writing process and thoroughly entertained. A great time was had by everyone!

    Agatha White, Stoneybrook P.S., London, Ont