Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Speaker Profile - Stephen Kozan


Region: Pennsylvania: East
Age Levels: 5-10, 11-13, and 14-17
Will Travel: Anywhere in my country
Skype Visit: Yes
SCBWI Profile: Member Profile
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I'm a children's author from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, husband, devoted father of two, and school speaker. I travel around educating students about the book making process, focusing on the writing, illustrating and publishing aspects. I like to teach kids that it's great to dream, and dream big! I'd love to visit your school and speak to your students. All of my books, and information about my author visits can be found at

Presentation Description:
Hello! I tour around the country speaking to students of all ages about my process of writing, illustrating and publishing. I keep a loose, fun, but educational presentation about what goes into book making! Typically I cover bullet-point topics that incorporate all aspects of the book making process. I like to do Flash Fiction with the students to give them a jolt of creativity. My illustrator usually tags along, and he performs a LIVE illustration for them. We split into group sessions where I do Q&A, and other students watch my illustrator perform. I hold fun prize raffle give-a-ways at the end. I give away a Kindle Fire! 

As for fees/costs, I do not have set fees. I work with your budget on getting me to your school. Sometimes we do a combination of school budget and take-home orders of my books for the kids. All kids who end up buying my book(s) have lunch with me at the school. I try to give back as much as I can during my visit. 

I'm looking forward to speaking with you about a visit. 
My main site for all things about my presentations is at: