Award-winning children's book author Aubre Andrus is available for in-person author visits in the Los Angeles area and virtual visits around the country with classrooms, after-school programs, book clubs, scout troops, and libraries. She offers 20 minute free virtual visits for those who buy a complete collection (5 books) of The Look Up Series. Request an author visit in the form at the bottom of this page.
Fiction vs Nonfiction
Aubre has written both fiction and nonfiction. Her favorite kind of writing is narrative nonfiction, which is a blend of the two. She talks about her journalism background and how interviews and research can help students write a biography. She also loves to share her experiences writing all different kinds of cool nonfiction from craft books to cookbooks to science experiments.
Aubre has written over 50 books for kids! That means she has a lot of experience overcoming writer's block, revising (again and again!), and tackling tough assignments. One of her favorite tips is that you don't have to start from the beginning—you can start in the middle if that's what's inspiring you most right now!
How Books are Made
Aubre has been traditionally published by American Girl, National Geographic Kids, Disney, Scholastic, and more, but she also runs her own indie publishing company. So she knows all about how a book gets made from the idea to the writing to the design to the printing press. Kids love to hear how long it takes a book to get made—sometimes it takes two years!