Derrick Barnes is a native of Kansas City, Missouri. He is a graduate of Jackson State University (B.A. Marketing, 1999). He is the author of the children's books Stop Drop and Chill and The Low Down Bad Day Blues published by Scholastic, as well as the popular "Ruby and the Booker Boys" series, also published by Scholastic. His first middle grade novel, We Could Be Brothers, was published by Scholastic in 2010. Derrick has presented at elementary, middle, and high schools all over the country, and has been invited twice by Barbara Bush to her annual Celebration of Reading conference in Florida. He is also known for writing bestselling copy for various Hallmark Card lines and was the first African American male staff writer for Hallmark. Derrick resides in Kansas City with his enchanting wife, Dr. Tinka Barnes and their sons, Ezra, Solomon, Silas, and Nnamdi.
Visits: Derrick’s presentations are approximately 35-45 minutes. His fee is $600 for a full day (2-4 presentations) plus travel expenses for outside the Kansas City, MO area.
To have Derrick visit your school or organization email firstname.lastname@example.org