What you'll do
First, I’ll share some of my background on how I went from working in Silicon Valley to being a published children's book author. Then I’ll perform a storytime reading cover-to-cover of my award-winning children's book, Sunny Days, which placed in the top five for book of the year. After the reading, I’ll deconstruct some of the book's illustrations to show how they were made, and share the creative process that took it from idea to product. Finally, we’ll have an open discussion where you can ask questions about the creative or business aspects of creating children's books, my backstory, or advice about how to move forward with your awesome story idea.
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Try something new together
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I’m an award-winning children's book author with six published works and a decade in the field. I was fortunate to read my stories to over 11,000 students in 2019 alone and am excited to now bring this experience to Airbnb. My current work includes creating children's books for ex-NBA athletes, non-profits, businesses, and individual commissions.
What to bring
Something to write and on (in case you want to take old-school notes or jot down ideas or questions)!
How to participate
Join a video call
Download Zoom for free on a desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
"Because this experience is 100% online, you can join us from anywhere in the world. I'll be reading to you from my home in Oakland, California."
Book a private group
Want to join with just your family and friends? Jesse will host a private group for up to 30 guests starting at $150.
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Things to keep in mind
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Story Time with a Children's Book Author