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My Digital Footprint

John Seely Brown

The web has just begun to have an impact on our lives. As fascinated as we are with it today, we’re still seeing it in its early forms… My belief is that not only will the web be as fundamental to society as electrification but that it will be subject to many of the same diffusion and absorption dynamics as that earlier medium.

Booking Agencies

Planning an author, illustrator or storyteller visit to your school?  Booking agencies listed below will put you in touch with a suitable speaker and workshop presenter.  

Children's Book Council of Australia, NSW Branch provides Guidelines for author visits to assist you in managing a smooth-running event.


SpeakersInk - Virtual visits available.

Booked Out Speakers Agency

Lateral Learning

Skype an Author
Virtual author visits in your classroom via  The mission of the Skype an Author Network is to provide K-12 teachers and librarians with a way to connect authors, books, and young readers through virtual visits. Providing you can cope with the time zone differences, this is an opportunity to connect with international authors and illustrators.  

PETAA - Authors in School - advice to presenters
Good advice from the Primary English Teaching Association Australia for authors planning to visit schools to present speaking events and writing workshops.
"Much of this guide, including an index of authors and illustrators websites, and a number of pages about writing workshops is also of value to teachers in inviting and organising author visits in schools.  Also find Authors in schools units of work to accompany, including author presentations by video conference."