School Visits

Now booking author visits for the 2022-23 school year!

One of the best parts of my job is meeting with students!  My presentation is best for students K-3, and includes a book reading of Little Squiggle's Lake Adventure, the real-life story behind the book, and a discussion about how I created my first Little Squiggle book as an elementary student (with a peek at the original)!


My visit concludes with a fun, interactive draw-along activity and Q&A, that will leave students inspired to create their own books.

Interested in scheduling an author visit at your school? Contact me for more details!

"Laura Smetana is a fantastic author and illustrator with an easily relatable first book. She shows students the power of believing you can write at any age. She is organized, quick to respond and clearly has a passion for writing and illustrating."


—Joy, Elementary School Librarian,

Glen Ellyn, Illinois


"My class thoroughly enjoyed our read aloud with Laura. The students were highly engaged with the story and hearing all about Laura's writing process. I highly recommend it!"


—Carla Hodge, Second Grade Teacher, Escondido, California