Author Visits/Presentations

David is a sought-after speaker known for his hilarious and educational presentations for audiences of all ages. He speaks at schools, writing conferences, and literary events. For more information, please fill out the form below. Here are just a few testimonials about his author visits.



David Michael Slater’s entertaining and educational presentation was a delightful feature of our library’s recent “Meet the Authors” night. Children in the audience were immediately engaged by Slater’s clever slide show and responded enthusiastically. It was apparent throughout that Slater has had much experience in getting and holding the interest of a group of children, and in craftily getting them to learn even while they’re having fun. Wayne C. Grimm / Tigard Public Library

David Michael Slater, with his clever sense of humor, gives an informative and entertaining presentation on the writing process and the publishing of his first book for children, Cheese Louise. I highly recommend his book and slide presentation for all ages! Debbie Seawell, Media Specialist. / Bethany Elementary School

David Michael Slater was informative, funny and creative when he visited with us. He showed all the ways of writing a story, and you could see in his eyes how much he loves writing. His book is very creative. He’s nice. Willamette 7 Book Club / Fowler Middle School

David Michael Slater visited our 4th and 5th grade students and tailored his presentation to coincide perfectly with classroom curriculum. He reinforced what teachers had taught and added a few words of wisdom of his own in a way that was very fun, engaging, and memorable. Our kids still quote him! Janel Watson / Scholls Heights Elementary School

David Slater does a great job of sharing with young audiences his love of writing and books. Through an entertaining and informative slide presentation, Mr. Slater walks kids through the complete process of writing from brainstorming to final draft. His presentations were well-received by both children and adults. John Lucas / Oak Hills School

David Slater made Read Across America Day at our school. What could be better than an author reading his own book. . . plus talking about the writing process itself. . . plus introducing kids to the publishing game! I honestly won’t be surprised if one or two students someday write a book and look back on this day as the first time they pictured themselves doing it. Vicki Finster / Raleigh Hills Elementary