Sheela is available to visit your school, library, or book club in New York City, Westchester County, and for select visits in the Northeast region. Below are some suggested topics for an author visit or writing workshop with Sheela. She is also happy to customize and tailor a program to fit your requirements, or do a presentation over Skype.


The Story Behind the Story. Sheela will share some behind-the-scenes info with students about her books, Finding Mighty and Vanished, and her journey to becoming a novelist. She will talk about music, street art, setting, and local history, and how no idea is too strange for a novel. This presentation can be customized for an elementary or middle-school audience.


How To Write a Mystery. In this workshop, Sheela will discuss the top ingredients for any good mystery. Students will talk about clues, suspects, motives, false trails, and other tricks of the trade that an author uses to keep her readers reading. Students will also get to start writing their own mystery story in class.


2018 RATES

Half Day: $600, 2 sessions

Full Day:   $900, 3 sessions, with a break for lunch

Details: A session can be a workshop or presentation. Workshops must be run in a classroom setting where each student has a desk and/or adequate table space on which to write. An ideal workshop class

consists of 25 or less students. Presentations can be scaled for either an individual class or grade (for

example, the 4th grade). For larger presentations involving more than one grade (assembly style) please add an additional $25 fee per presentation. For schools that demonstrate a financial hardship in covering these fees, please email Sheela  directly at to discuss a negotiated rate.


Contract. Once an agreement is made about the date, time, and visit, a contract describing the event will be signed by Sheela and the school. To book Sheela, please email her at


Sheela can virtually visit your school, book club, or library through Skype. 20 minute Q&A style sessions are free. If you’re new to Skype, read Sheela’s Tips on What to Do on an Skype author visit.

Sheela Chari

Home | About | Books | Visits | Interviews | Contact

Image result for instagram icon