Touring, both real and virtual

This week I’m on the road visiting five schools in Florida and a reading festival in Ohio, and I thought it would be a good time to highlight the virtual touring program I offer for schools. I hope to complete 100 virtual touring events from my office in Walla Walla, Washington in 2010. If you’re a teacher or a librarian, you can sign up for one of these free events at the virtual touring page. There you’ll find a video about how the program works, a calendar with available days and times, and a downloadable PDF file for your classroom. The virtual touring events are free and last about 20 minutes. Perfect for groups of 30-150.

Other touring resources:

Real world calendar (changes often)

Follow me on Twitter for up-to-the-minute pictures from the road (both events and food!).

And finally a quick shout out to my friend Rick Riordan – congratulations on the Percy Jackson movie! Here’s hoping the 39 Clues movie is next in line.


  1. Kaylee says:

    Hi Patrick! I just had a video web chat with you!! I”m from Southside High School. I’m really excited to read the book Thirteen Days Till Midnght. We really enjoyed the pinata Spongebob foot you had in your office. We thought it was funny. We really appreciate that you took the time to listen to and answer our questions. So thank you so much!!

  2. Sarah says:

    Hello Mr. Carman!
    I’m from Southside High School in Fort Smith, AR. I was there for the video conference this morning and I loved hearing your stories about Skeleton Creek and how it got started! I am also very excited for your new release. By the way, thank you so much for sending us a copy! You were so funny and it was nice to meet you! (virtually) Thanks for taking your time to talk to us. -Sarah


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