Like to have a visit but can’t manage the logistics? The website www.skypeanauthor.wetpaint.com helps you plan a virtual visit with an author / illustrator. It’s geared to teachers and librarians working with grades K-12.
In addition, middle-grade author Kate Messner has complied a list of authors who offer free 20-minute skype chats with book clubs and classes that have read one of their books. http://kmessner.livejournal.com/106020.html