I simply love meeting readers, and I'd be more than happy to visit your school, library, or book-related event! 

I adore visiting schools; and I've had the pleasure of meeting with students in Maryland, Virginia, and Arkansas. My presentations are fun, interactive, and sneakily educational. Bottom line -- I strive to show kids and teens that learning history is exciting. 

I'm happy to cater my visit to your audience's age, size, and interests. I've spoken to groups as small as 15 students to over 600 at a time. If time permits, I close out my session with a short Q&A.

Here is a sampling of what I offer:

"What if Hitler Won World War II?"
Grades 6-12 || 30 minutes 

What if the Roman Empire had never fallen? What if Archduke Franz Ferdinand had survived his assassination attempt? And what if Adolf Hitler had won World War II? Our history is full of these what-might-have-been scenarios, and it can be fascinating — and frightening — to imagine what life would be like if they'd happened. In this presentation, Caroline will discuss the alternate history genre and how she built the worlds in her novels The Only Thing to Fear and Live in Infamy.

"Choose Your Own Timeline: An Alternate History Adventure & Writing Workshop"
Grades 6-8 || 45-55 minutes

In 1945, the Nazis and Imperial Japan surrendered to the Allied powers, bringing an end to WWII. But what if the Axis had won instead and colonized the United States instead?  In this interactive presentation, Caroline will take your students on a historical time warp, exploring real-life events and possible what-ifs. She'll recruit a few volunteers to act out a scenario, too. 

For smaller groups (30 and under), she can lead the audience in a short writing workshop where students will start their own alternate history story.

I enjoy speaking to audiences of all ages at conferences and festivals. At previous events, I've discussed how to write for young adults, how to get published, and how to write diverse characters. Or I can talk about the topic of your choosing! I'm also comfortable acting as a moderator.

I'd love to talk to your students or book club via Skype, FaceTime, or your preferred live-streaming platform. My virtual visits last 30 minutes, and I can cater the chat to your needs, whether that includes discussing my publishing journey, my research process, etc. These visits usually work best when questions are prepared in advance and when the group has read one of my books.


  • $800 per full day, plus travel and lodging (up to 4 sessions)
  • $425 per half day, plus travel and lodging (up to 2 sessions)
  • $60 per Skype visit (30 minutes)
* Discounts available for D.C. area schools and Title I schools. Conference and festival fees are negotiable. 

If you'd like to chat about an upcoming event, please email me at carolinetrichmond at gmail dot com. I look forward to hearing from you!