Check out each book under my Author Visit page for content covered for each one.

Photos of my debut book visits:


“I can’t thank Keila Dawson enough for the absolutely fantastic classroom visit today! My students LOVE her book and were so excited to meet a real author. Not only did she give them tons of information on the writing process and cultural information on Louisiana, she also taught them how to sing a precious song about Louisiana food, the “12 days of Carnival” and a song on how to spell Tchoupitoulas! It will be a visit they will never forget and neither will I!” – Catherine Donnow, Hammond Westside Montessori School Teacher 1/2/3 Combo, Louisiana.

“Thank you so much for the wonderful author visit! You were amazing and the students were so engaged. I can’t thank you enough for giving my kindergartners a perfect first experience Skyping with an author! My teachers all came to me the following day to thank me for putting this all together, they had a great time as well.” – Mindy Perry, Librarian, Dawes Elementary School, Illinois


*Single in-person visit: $300.00 

*Half day in-person visit: $500.00/may split between two schools in the same proximity. 


*A 40-45 minute virtual visit, a presentation and Q&A is $150.00.

*A 15-20 minute virtual or Skype with Me FREE visit includes reading and a question and answer session with students.

I am willing to work with faculty and or staff to integrate specific activities into my presentation. Presentations are developmentally appropriate according to age, grade, and academic ability.

Tips for a successful visit:

1. Arrange to host a book sale and allow me to autograph books purchased to make the day much more memorable for your students.

2. Send notes home about my visit.

3. Take photographs of the visit with permission and share on social media.

4. For each book ordered, please provide the correct spelling of the child’s name.

5. Testimonials, student feedback and reviews are always welcome!

Tips for the Day of the in-person Visit: Mixed grades are fine. All groups should have a teacher or a teaching assistant present during the presentation. If possible, ample space should be allowed for kids to move about. A smartboard to accommodate a PowerPoint presentation and microphone for large audiences.

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BON TEMPS! Had a good time sharing The King Cake Baby! In Louisiana & Ohio! Some photos of my school, library, and bookstore visits.



catching beads
future parade goers
Emma book
Emma beads
Emma & Leilah




in library

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