Due to the global pandemic and quarantine, all in-person school visits, conference panels, and other events have either been postponed or will be virtual through platforms like Zoom, Skype, and Google Classroom.


Nicole is available for school visits with students ages 7+ (second grade and up), including college. Her presentations and workshops vary depending upon the ages, needs, and interests of the students. In addition to in-person visits, she is available for a limited number of virtual visits year-round with students who have read her book(s). She can also provide 'job shadows,' discussions with small groups of aspiring writers, and/or career fair presentations both in person or virtually for high schoolers  or undergrad students in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New York City; these are at no cost, but limited.​ 

Nicole has prepared 30-60 minute presentations on the following:

Planet Earth is Blue (all grades)

Writer Life (all grades)

First Lines/Starting Your Story* (grades 2-6)

Writing & Revising (grades 6-12)

Writing a Short Play* (grades 6-12)

The Road to Publication (grades 9-college)

How to Prepare for a Career in Writing (grades 9-college)

All can be presented as assemblies. Those with asterisks can done in conjunction with workshops in which kids work together, as workshops in which kids learn together but create independently before sharing, or done in combination. Any/all include a Q&A. Workshops focused on independent creation and sharing also include feedback on the work being created.​


Nicole has spoken to students studying writing, playwriting, and/or theatre at community colleges, universities, and in graduate programs. She is available for one time presentations or writer-in-residence programs. Contact her for more info!

Virtual Visits

Nicole offers a select number of free virtual visits each year, lasting between 15-45 minutes for students who have read or are currently reading her books, including those in summer book clubs. With Covid, she is doing more of these than usual, but because in-person visits are being moved online, the time for these is somewhat limited. 


Pricing is a flat-fee structure and includes all travel expenses. For local visits (northwestern Brooklyn, lower Manhattan, eastern CT, or western Rhode Island) discounted rates may be available, especially for Title 1 schools. ​Visits include up to three assemblies or workshops, plus the option of speaking with a small group of students during lunch. Also, if within 30 minutes travel time from each other, two schools may share a full-day visit.  


In northwest Brooklyn, NY or lower Manhattan, &/or easily accessible from the 2, 3, 4, 5, A, C, or R trains: 

Full Day: $1300

Half Day: $700

Single Presentation or Workshop: $400


In NYC outside of the aforementioned:

FullDay: $1400

Half Day: $800

Single Presentation or Workshop: $500

Within 60 miles of 06241:

Full Day: $1200

Half Day: $500

Single Presentation or Workshop: $250

61-150 miles of 06241:

Full Day: $1400

Half Day: $800

Single Presentation or Workshop: $500

150+ miles (but still in continental USA):

Full Day: $2000-$2500 depending upon travel & lodging costs


From the Middle Ground Book Fest site: 

This FREE virtual event will blend together authors, educators, librarians, and book lovers in a fun and safe space where we can learn from one another, and find new ways to inspire the 8-14 year old reader. 

Our goal: create lifelong readers! This is a trying time for everyone, and books are more important than ever. We want to give Middle Grade some love, with an emphasis on diversity! 

The festival will consist of panels featuring middle grade authors, as well as teachers and librarians. There will also be pre-taped mini-lessons that educators and librarians will be able to use once the school year begins.​  -