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Kellie McIntyre author with The Passport Project book

Author Visits & Speaking

Kellie loves talking with tweens, teens, and adults about the life-changing power of cultural travel. Through hilarious-and-harrowing stories, Kellie shares how our lives our richer when we get out of our bubbles and into the world. She challenges her audiences to connect with, and learn from, other cultures—both in real life and through books.

Rates & Details

School Visits: $500/half-day includes up to (2) 45-60 minute presentations and book signing; $800/full day includes (3) 45-60 minute presentations, book signing, and lunch with a small group of students and/or teachers interested in discussing writing or travel.

Discounted or waived fees for schools using THE PASSPORT PROJECT as part of the curriculum or with 50+ pre-orders.

*Travel expenses to be included on visits outside the Birmingham, AL or Summit County, CO areas.

To request a school visit, please complete the form at the bottom of the page.

Partner with another school and share the costs! Looking for other ways to pay for an upcoming author visit? Check out the resources below.

Presentations for Students & Educators

Has your class or book club read THE PASSPORT PROJECT? If so, Kellie would love to discuss her story and answer readers’ questions. This is a great way to wrap up a read-aloud or curriculum study.

What’s worse than surviving middle school? Surviving world school! But instead of navigating zits, cliques, and crushes, you must navigate new countries, cultures, and religions. So buckle up. Students will love the life lessons—like surviving public nudity and toilet disasters—that come from getting out of their bubbles and into the world. A great introduction to THE PASSPORT PROJECT.

Perfect for schools that have read THE PASSPORT PROJECT as part of the curriculum. This presentation dives into the story-behind-the-story, answers students’ questions, and shares more life-changing stories from traveling the world with teens and tweens. Students will be challenged to break out of their bubbles and travel the world (whether in real life or through books).

“Your presentation was amazing! THE PASSPORT PROJECT aligns perfectly with our geography curriculum, but in a much more interesting way. It will be required reading for every student.”

Lindsay B., 7th grade geography teacher

We all live in bubbles—little spheres where we are surrounded by people similar to ourselves. Travel is the best way to pop these bubbles and develop a true appreciation for cultural differences. While not everyone can travel the world, everyone can open a book. Hear how Kellie McIntyre has woven her family’s experiences into THE PASSPORT PROJECT, a YA travel memoir featuring “mirrors, windows, and doors.” Learn how educators are using it to broaden students’ worldviews and how to create your own “Passport Project” with books.

Presentations for Meetings & Conferences

Meetings & Conferences: Rates upon request. If you are interested in having Kellie speak at your event, please complete the form at the bottom of the page.

Parents understand the importance of fostering intelligence (IQ) and emotional intelligence (EQ) in their children. But what about cultural intelligence (CQ)? Learn why experiential travel is the greatest gift parents can give their kids and why they should make it a priority.

Do you want to trade “normal” school for world school? Thanks to Covid, many parents and students now have the tools to work and study remotely. Learn all the things you need to consider before taking this leap, such as:

  • What are the best ages for the kids?
  • How do we homeschool if we’ve never done it before?
  • Travel style? Deep-and-narrow vs. shallow-and-wide.
  • How long? 3 months, 6 months, a year? What is right for your family?
  • Money matters. How do we afford this?
  • Do we plan it all in advance? Or figure it out as we go? 
  • My spouse and I are all-in, but our kids refuse to go. Now what?

Becoming an Amazon category best seller is easy. Writing a book that people love and that continues to sell after your launch is not. From your first draft until your book’s pub date and beyond, learn all the things that go into a long-term, successful book. Hint: A great travel memoir is not a compilation of blog posts. Takeaways include:

  • What makes a great story? 
  • What can you learn from your competition?
  • Why are there so many different types of editors and which one(s) do you need?
  • What are the different paths to publishing and which one should I take?
  • My book is published. Now what?

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