Author Visits

Schools Visited

As an author I have delivered interactive creative writing workshops at more than 200 schools and public libraries throughout New York and New Jersey.
To Inspire....

That’s my goal… and my purpose… in my writing and speaking. As a children’s author of sports books, I love to encourage others to discover and develop their talents for a fulfilled life.

My 50-minute program includes:

  • The pros and cons of writing;
  • How to get creative ideas and bring them to life;
  • The importance of teamwork and working with others to achieve goals;
  • The secret formula for creating a story;
  • And encouraging words about never giving up on your dreams!
  • A question and answer period is also included.
Students, teachers, librarians, principals and PTA members have proclaimed my visit as a wonderful and inspirational experience!

For further information or to arrange a speaking engagement, please contact me:
Robert Skead, @ 201-493-9536 or .

Tips For A Great Author Visit!

Dear Mr. Skead,

Thank you for coming to my school a few days ago. I read a little bit of Elves Can't Dunk and so far it's the best book ever. I bet other books that you wrote are also really good. Thank you for telling your secret about creating a story. I might be an author or illustrator when I grow up. You are funny too. I think you are the best author I ever met and you are not the only author I ever met because I met Dan Gutman.

David, Washington School, Hawthorne, NJ

Dear Robert,

The fifth grade could not stop talking about your visit. We just want to thank you for the terrific presentation you gave at Willard School today. One student told me later that she felt you really believed that they could be great writers. You really do INSPIRE!!!!! Thank you for such a great program.


Linda D

Thanks for coming to our school and giving us all those fact's about writing a book. Elves Can't Dunk is incredible. I am going to start writing a book tomorrow. Mr. Skead you do certainly write amazing story's. Your family must be very proud of you. 

From a great fan,

Thank you so much for the wonderful author visit today! An absolutely outstanding opportunity for the students to engage in personal conversation with such a congenial, highly approachable man! Thank you; let's do it again! 

Kathy G
Teacher, Newcomb School
Pemberton, NJ

Robert, Thank you for a terrific visit to Lincoln School. The kids loved listening to you talk about the writing process and the books you wrote. Some classes even went back to their rooms and continued writing the story! We really enjoyed having you at Lincoln, and hope to do so again in the future. Your presentation was wonderful. 


Amy Rankin 
Lincoln School Parent's Association

When Robert Skead came to visit our school recently, he was such a hit with the children and teachers. He was an inspiring, engaging speaker that was able to reach all our grade level groups, sharing his story and encouraging others to use their talents. The children loved him so much, and so many wanted him to autograph copies of his books. The teachers and the principal could not say enough nice things about how they enjoyed his presentation. It was such an honor and a pleasure to have him at our school and now the children all love his books and are eagerly awaiting his next one! Thanks for coming to St. Paul Interparochial School Mr. Skead! 

Ellen Mangano
Enrichment Coordinator
St. Paul Interparochial
Ramsey, New Jersey

Dear Mr. Skead, I loved having you at Meadowbrook School in Hillsdale, I'm the girl who sat in the front with black hair that kept going "Oooooh!" Everyone in my grade, the 4th grade, was so amazed to see you come. 

From, Jamie O


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