Author Visits

Please Click Here to Download the ALL OF ME Discussion Guide!

I am committed to engaging  with educators and students from 4th grade to the college level:

I am extremely flexible and excited to make things work. Please contact me, and we can work something out. I love collaborating to figure out what will work best together!

I am also available for library visits and small group discussions. 


I love doing Skype visits and offer free 30-minute sessions to individual classrooms.


To set up a school visit or Skype session, please email me at

Thanks so much to the teachers, educators, and students I have had the chance to connect with!  Here are some references! 


"Chris's presentation helped students become better writers and for me to become a stronger writing teacher! Students were inspired to write more and revise their writing after the presentation. Also, students love his book. So far I have heard, "It is such an amazing book" and "I stayed up all night to finish the book."  Gina Wickstead, Middle School teacher, High Tech Middle.

Students embraced the main character Ari. Chris’ personal connection with the story made his presentation more meaningful. Highly recommend.” Mimi Yogaratnam, Director of Information Services, St Mary's School.

“I had the privilege to host Chris Baron at my bookstore and then to introduce him to teachers at High Tech Middle School where he did a presentation. Chris is a wonderful speaker who inspires students to read and write. He is funny, a master at his craft and so pleasant and genuine. Hosting Chris at any school or bookstore event is a treat!”


Marianne Reiner

Owner of Run for Cover Bookstore




The following are presentations and workshops that Chris currently offers. Each presentation can be tailored for the audience’s age group (5th grade up through adults) and needs. Chris is also able to develop a custom program just for your group!



45-60 minutes, includes Q&A; Grades 5 and up

Chris discusses how he became an author, from childhood writing all the way to the publication of his first book. Students will learn about the writing process, how books are edited, how covers are designed, and more. Chris will also share writing tips. This presentation will also talk about body positivity, empathy, and other themes form the book.


ALL OF ME: A Closer Look At The Story

45-60 minutes, includes Q&A; Grades 5 and up

This is a perfect presentation following a class or school-wide read of ALL OF ME! Students will hear about the inspirations behind the book, writing in verse, and explore details and ideas from the book.  This works well with class generated questions about ALL OF ME





45-60 minutes, includes Q&A; Grades 5 and up

Chris focuses on the transformative power of stories from his perspective as both a writer and a college professor, using both classic and current middle-grade stories; he will discuss with students how stories shape our view of the world. He will explore how the stories we hear and the stories we tell ourselves change us, and how story-telling can be a path to empathy and creativity.



WRITING WORKSHOPS: These can be done in any numbers of ways and work best in collaboration with the teacher or teachers. Note that these can also include a follow up via Flipgrid or Skype free of charge.



WHAT’S IN A STORY/STORY WORKSHOP: An Intro to Creative Writing

45-60 minutes, includes Q&A; Grades 4 and up; intended for class-sized groups

In this interactive workshop, students will delve learn about creative writing basics, including plotting, point of view, tense, structure, character development, figurative language and sensory detail.


Students can also come with pre-written creative writing projects and learn all about how to be effective workshop partners helping one another to be better writers writing better stories in a positive and encouraging way.



45-60 Minutes, includes Q&A; grades 4 and up: What is poetry? Students will write original poems on a variety of topics.


Students can also come with pre-written creative writing projects and learn all about how to be effective workshop partners helping one another to be better writers writing better stories in a positive and encouraging way.


Current HONORARIUM (within San Diego) 

-One hour engagement, including book signing (within San Diego CA): $225

-Half-day engagement (2 or more sessions) $350 –

Full-day engagement: Please Contact.

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