Here are guidelines and arrangements for my appearance at your conference, convention, meeting, in‑service training, or other gathering.
GENERAL. Please send any tickets or ticket info, travel instructions, and lodging details well in advance. Please also send my schedule as soon as available, as well as any brochure or program. I do not require a contract or signed agreement.
EQUIPMENT AND SETUP. Equipment needs will vary, but I generally need at least two six‑foot tables—one at the front, one at the side or back.
TAPING. Fine with me. If done by your organization, please supply a copy.
BOOK SALES. Please consult with me on arrangements for selling my books. If you are handling that yourself, see my Web site info on Book Sales and Ordering.
MATERIALS. You will find a variety of supporting materials on my home page at www.aaronshep.com. See especially the sections About Aaron’s Author Visits, About Aaron’s Kid Books, About Aaron, and Aaron’s Extras.
MEALS. Meals should be vegetarian, and preferably dairyless as well. I appreciate natural, “whole” foods when available. I’m content to eat on site, in a home, in a restaurant, with or without company, but only in a totally smoke‑free environment.
LODGING. On an overnight stay, I can be lodged in a hotel, motel, bed-and-breakfast, or private home, but I ask a bedroom and a bathroom to myself. Accommodations must be nonsmoking. Please pay any lodging bill directly.
TRANSPORTATION. Please purchase any advance tickets directly. For Washington state or Oregon, please consult for my preferred mode of travel. Reservations should specify “nonsmoking” and “vegan” or “vegetarian” where applicable. My air travel preferences are: budget airline; “ticketless” travel; and an aisle seat. Nearest major airport is Seattle–Tacoma, “SeaTac.” Departures from that airport should be scheduled on mid‑week afternoons.
FINANCIAL. For current charges, please inquire, or refer to my Web site info on Fees and Expenses. I prefer to be paid before my departure. An invoice is available on request.
Dec. 24, 2004