Planning an author visit? It’s worth every extra second of your day to put this magical experience together for your students and your school. My colleague, Scot Smith, the librarian at Robertsville Middle School in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and I have hosted numerous authors over the years, and we may have missed our callings as event planners. We created an author visit checklist to help librarians and educators stay organized and hit all the details necessary to host a successful event. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Happy planning!