Robert Skead Author

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Basic Information

Address: 367 Butternut Ave Wyckoff, NJ 07481
Phone Number: 5518047582

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Additional Information

Focus: Creative writing, Inspiring everyone to discover their talent, American Revolution
Grade Levels: K-5
Length: 50 minutes
Pricing: Public/Private Schools • $1,000 – 4 presentations (full day) • $800 – 3 presentations • $525 – 2 presentations (half day) Presentations are 50 minutes each (length can be adjusted to suit your scheduling needs). Travel: $20/hour – ONLY IF over an hour total drive from Wyckoff, NJ.
Equipment: Computer and projector for PowerPoint Microphone for groups over 80

To Inspire…

That's my goal… and my purpose… in my writing and speaking. I love to encourage others to discover and develop their talents for a fulfilled life.

My 50-minute program includes:

  • Fun facts about New Jerseys' role in the American Revolution and General George Washington;
  • The pros and cons of writing;
  • How to get creative ideas and bring them to life;
  • The importance of teamwork and working with others to achieve goals;
  • The secret formula for creating a story;
  • And encouraging words about never giving up on your dreams!
  • A question and answer period is also included.

Students, teachers, librarians, principals and PTA members have proclaimed my visit as a wonderful and inspirational experience!

Mission Statement:

My goal is to inspire children to discover their talents, and develop them for a fulfilled life. I share my story of becoming a published children's author to illustrate perseverance and the joys of blessing others with our gift and talents as a key to happiness.

Philosophy/Belief Statement: Never give up on your dreams.
Program History:

I have visited more than 180 schools throughout NJ in the past 20 years.

Testimonials: Susan Spinelli, principal of Washington School in Hawthorne, NJ, says: “Author Robert Skead gave an informative presentation to the students highlighting his passion for writing stories about sports and history - especially George Washington and the American Revolution. Mr. Skead shared personal experiences and how he tied those experiences into his ideas for writing a story. Throughout the presentation, he was inspiring to the students as he spoke about determination, perseverance and to not give up on your dreams. It was a pleasure to have Mr. Skead do an author visit at Washington Elementary School.”
Additional Information:

Robert Skead is the author of several popular children's books, including the American Revolutionary War Adventure series Patriots, Recoats & Spies and Submarines, Secrets, and a Daring Rescue (Harper Collins/Zondervan, 2015); Something to Prove: the Great Satchel Paige versus the Rookie Joe DiMaggio (Lerner Publishing, 2013), Mighty Mike Bounces Back (Magination Press); Hitting Glory - A Baseball Bat Adventure; Safe at Home-A Baseball Card Mystery (Cross Training Publishing) and Elves Can't Dunk (Tale Blazer).

When he is not at work or crafting stories, Robert can often be found at schools speaking with children and adults about creative writing and the importance of discovering one's talents for a fulfilled life. Through these author visits, Robert speaks to more than 5,000 students per year.

For more information about his school author visits and writing workshops, visit