Invite Elizabeth James to your school or library for an inspiring author visit your students and staff won’t forget!

Elizabeth James is the local Cincinnati, Ohio children’s author behind the groundbreaking illustrated chapter book series, “Pippa Potter, President’s Daughter.” Bring her insight as a writing professional with more than two decades of experience in the publishing industry to your school or library as she:

  • Shares behind-the-scenes experience creating children’s books
  • Inspires kids to not give up when trying something new
  • Opens up about anxiety and equips kids to face it in their own lives with proven mental-health tools Pippa learns in the story
  • Unpacks the brain-based science behind books and the power they have in kids’ lives
    …and more!

Find out why mental-health professionals are calling Pippa “fun,” “a powerful resource” and “a must read,” even for their own kids! Click here for more press.

Suggested Speaking Topics


Learning the Power of “Speaking Up!”: 
Empowering Kids to Face their Anxieties
with Lessons from Pippa Potter

In this empowering presentation, Elizabeth James will open up to share her own struggle with anxiety growing up and how she used those experiences to develop her character, Pippa Potter. Not only will she normalize childhood anxiety, but she will also reveal the power kids can have over their anxiety by equipping them with some of the proven mental-health tools Pippa shares through her story that they can use in their lives, right now.
* Ideal for students in 2nd-4th grades. Can collaborate with school counselor if desired.


Yes, You Can!: The Power of Trying Something New
 to Make Your Dreams Come True!

Elizabeth James takes kids behind-the-scenes of the making her groundbreaking chapter book, revealing how—just like her character, Pippa Potter, President’s Daughter—she had to face her own fears to make her dream for this book a reality by trying new things in spite of obstacles (including learning illustration!). This growth-mindset message will leave kids inspired with the confidence they need try something new and pursue their own dreams—even in the face of challenges. 
* Ideal for students in 1st-5th grades.



How We As Parents & Teachers Can Use Books 
(and Brain Science!)
 to Improve Our Kids’ Mental Health

Brain science is showing that reading is even more powerful than we realized—having been show to be able to rewire our brains in ways that can be powerfully useful for our kids’ mental health. In this talk, Elizabeth James will unpack some of the recent findings and how we as teachers and parents can use this brain science to help children thrive, along with recommendations for her favorite children’s books incorporating vital mental-health lessons for kids.


Ready to bring Elizabeth to your organization? Get in touch for availability, discounted rates and more information:

Elizabeth James is a local Cincinnati children’s book author available for school visits. Discounted rates available for schools, libraries and speaking events in and around the Cincinnati, Ohio and Dayton, Ohio metro areas. Please use the form above to inquire about having her speak at your event or organization!





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