School Visits with Hillary

What the press is saying:
“Homzie is very attentive and appreciative and encouraging…For almost two hours…Bliss.” 

The Los Angeles Times

What schools are saying:
Your reading was awesome and moms and dads are still talking about it! Thanks again, and again.


Stephanie, parent
Northwood Elementary School
Napa, California

I wanted to tell you how very impressed I am with your handouts on how to write comedy. They are truly excellent—clear, age-appropriate, and obviously very useful and insightful. I’m saving a copy to use with future classes—with your permission, of course!

Marian McKenzie, Librarian
Friends School
Haverford, Pennsylvania


I Love to Speak

I love to present to schools, teacher workshops, bookstores, festivals, conferences and civic groups. All of my workshops and assemblies generate an excitement for the writing process and literature. They will leave students eager to write and with a sense of writing as a fun and an authentic activity.

Programs can be adapted to fit the needs of a school’s particular curriculum or a conference theme. A typical day would be three sessions, plus time for autographing. I’d be happy to suggest a presentation based on the size and age of your group.

Assemblies and Writing Workshops
Assemblies (30-60 minutes): 

  • It’s All About Revision: How a Book is Made, includes author reading and Q&A
  • How to Find Your Voice as a Writer: Homzie traces her journey from shy
    bookworm to NYC sketch comedy guru and author. Author reading and
Writing Workshops (55 minutes) 

  • Rules of Comedy-students create their own comedic work. Take home workbook.
  • Story Geography–importance of place; students illustrate maps/story starters.
  • Space Gadget workshop and story starter. Students create space gadgets and write and write!

How Much?

$500-$1000 depending on location. Half day may be available upon request. Hillary also does virtual school visits. Contact Hillary to found out about current virtual school visit fees.

How to Make the Most of a School Visit

Activities/Lesson Plans Using Alien Clones From Outer Space Series
Word play fun—play sports like a clone PDF
Learning the elements of a novel PDF
Match the characters PDF
Responsibility Curriculum and lesson plans PDF

Learn about the science behind cloning cells:
Cloning PDF
Searching for Life in Outer Space PDF