Events & Visits

School Visits

Meeting young readers and writers is one of my favorite parts of being an author. I would love the opportunity to visit your school! I have experience in the classroom as a substitute teacher for grades K-12, as a pre-K music instructor, and as a musical theater performer in the St. Louis area. I am happy to work with you to personalize visit content, including length, format, and topic. I am also available for virtual visits.

For information about author visits, please fill out this form to reach my booking agent, Sarah DeVore, or email Sarah directly at

What educators are saying about Jess’s visits:

“Jess was absolutely inviting and full of positive energy during our author visit! Our K-1 students were engaged in the storytime, played a fun game based on the book, and had the opportunity to ask questions/share stories. We look forward to her next visit!” – Sierra Dertinger, Library Technology Specialist, Drummond Elementary School

“Jess Townes was so much fun! We loved getting to know her and about her journey to become an author. Jess was so kind to answer all of the students’ questions. They have had a new found love for writing since meeting with her!”  -Mrs. Hughes 4th Grade Class, Warrior Ridge Elementary

“The kids loved Jess’s visit! She was super engaging and kept the students’ attention throughout. Her book is the cutest, and we loved it!” – Mrs. Flake’s Third Grade, Warrior Ridge Elementary 


Book Signing – Barnes & Noble Mid Rivers, St. Peters, Missouri – May 6th at 11 am

Wentzville Days – Story Time on Children’s Stage, Saturday May 20th at 1:00 pm