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In person visits are my favorite thing to do because nothing

beats the warmth of being together in the same room.

I have shared my school visit program with many schools

and I can't wait to share it with you!

  • Interactive visits, with students' participation

  • Presentations include an author talk, reading and Q&A. And some times even a craft and a dance party.

  • Presentations geared toward different age groups

  • Experience visiting young students as well as high school classes

  • Visits in English or Spanish

FEES for the 2023-2024 school year:


  • Full day presentation in Oklahoma City: Three to four presentations including lunch with a group of kids!  Travel expenses will be added to schools outside Oklahoma City Metro area. $750.

  • One presentation, after school family nights or literacy nights (reading, book signing, craft and music), or speaking engagement for teachers/writers development in Oklahoma City Metro area: $350. One presentation outside metro area will be treated as a Full Day presentation.

  • Out-of-state full day presentation: $1,100+accommodation+airfare+travel time

  • Writing Workshops: contact me for a quote

  • On a budget? Contact me. My goal is to make it work!


Programs (English or Spanish):

RUN LITTLE CHASKI: 2022 Book Award Winner!! Run Little Chaski is perfect for children who are curious about other cultures and would like to learn more about South America, the Inka culture, and even some Quechua. The author talk portion focuses on culture and on my experience as a child writer and avid reader. We end the session dancing to the theme song and watching a video. A craft is available when presenting to small groups.

BENITA AND THE NIGHT CREATURES: A celebration of reading!! A kids' favorite as I act out the creatures that haunt Benita. We end our session dancing a song about books. The author talk portion focuses on culture and on my experience as a child writer and avid reader. For older children I offer a reader's theater experience as they recreate the story in their own words (only classroom groups). A craft is available when presenting to small groups.

KUTU THE TINY INCA PRINCESS: A story telling session for older readers (4th grade and up), and a dive into Inka mythology and writing short stories.









A virtual fieldtrip is a great way to learn more about writing and to encourage students to be creative through reading and writing and also to have FUN!


Includes: Book reading, a short presentation about Inka culture, a presentation about the importance of reading, Q&A. Grades K to 5th. Visit will be tailored to each different age group.


Includes: Book reading, book discussion with questions from students, a short presentation about my writing process, including editing. Grades 4th and up, including high school. Visit will be tailored to each different age group.

Fees for the 2023-2024 school year:

Whole day visit (3 sessions): $450

One session: $250






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Teacher Training

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Culturally Responsive Classroom

Mariana is available to inspire and inform teachers so they leave the session ready to implement a culturally responsive classroom through children's literature. This session main focus will be the Latinx experience but can be applied to any other experiences. Includes practical resources to implement a culturally diverse bookshelf.

As a founding member of #LatinxPitch, Mariana is aware of the importance of bringing representation in children's lives to shatter harmful stereotypes and allow all children to truly develop their potential.

Also available as a speaker for your teacher conference.

Available to travel and combine with school visits.

Inquire for quote HERE

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