Rick & Ryan Goldsberry

Rick and Ryan Goldsberry are the father and son dynamic duo writing/illustrating team behind the children's picture book Floater. Most of Rick's adventures begin with the words "what if." Like... "What if one of the grandkids got a hold of a Marks-A-Lot permanent marker and took it into the living room?" In between his adventures, he writes children's books with his son Ryan the illustrator. Floater is their first book and Rick sees no reason that the trend should stop there, so long as he can keep wearing t-shirts. During the day Ryan is a mild mannered animator for Disney Interactive, but at night everything changes...he dons a cape and skin tight suit and becomes a super-powered illustrator! He also has a wife and five kids...which technically makes him insane. Ryan's goal is to make books that parents won't mind reading to their kids and that kids will want to read over and over again.
Books

School Tours

SCHOOL ASSEMBLIES

Rick Goldsberry, the author behind the inventive children's picture book Floater has visited many schools in the California bay area with his fun and interactive K-3 assembly titled “What If…?” During his 30-40 minute presentation, he will read his entire book, Floater with the kids and stop periodically to discuss how he wrote the book and came up with the idea. By using the simple question "what if...?" he will explore the question behind Floater: "What if you woke up in the morning and you were floating?" and create a an original “what if…?” story with the students. During the assembly, he will also use examples to show how many people use this simple method to invent stories with the goal of helping students realize that they too can easily come up with their own ideas by asking "what if…?"  

PRICING

For out-of-area visits, the price is $600 for a single assembly. To make travel cost-effective, we offer special discounts when you refer other schools that book on the same day in your area: Single school: $600/school. 2 schools: $450/school. 3 schools: $350/school. For more information contact: schools@futurehousepublishing.com

Media/Press

Rick and Ryan are available for interviews and appearances. For booking presentations, media appearances, interviews, and/or book-signings contact (schools@futurehousepublishing.com) or  (publicity@futurehousepublishing.com) to request review copies, podcast appearances, guest blog posts or other digital promotional opportunities.