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A Series of Middle-Grade Mystery Novels by John Madormo

Author Visits
If you would like my boss, John Madormo, to visit your school or library to make a presentation (in person or via Skype) you've come to the right place.

During an author visit, John will talk about how he created me and my friends, and how he thinks up adventures for us to solve. He'll tell you about his early days as a screenwriter, and how that led to Charlie Collier, Snoop for Hire.  He even tries to stump the class with some of my favorite brain teasers.


There is no charge for a one-hour in-person Meet and Greet with the author within the Chicagoland area. Additional presentations are billed at $150 per hour.  If the location is beyond a 50-mile radius, and is a same day event, only transportation costs are requested. If the Meet and Greet requires an overnight stay, then transportation, lodging, and meal costs will be necessary.

"We had the pleasure of hosting Mr. Madormo for 2nd - 5th grade level visits. The staff and students thoroughly enjoyed meeting with him.  They especially enjoyed his brain teasers!"

Patricia Kennedy, LRC Director 
Lions Park School, Mt. Prospect, IL

Thus far, John has spoken to students at the following schools:

Highlands Elementary (Naperville, IL)

Prairie Elementary (Naperville, IL)

Maplebrook Elementary (Naperville, IL)

Elmwood Elementary (Naperville, IL)

River Woods Elementary – (Naperville, IL)

Ellsworth Elementary – (Naperville 203)

Clow Elementary (Naperville, IL)

Welch Elementary (Naperville, IL)

Owen Elementary – (Naperville, IL)

St. Raphael Catholic School (Naperville, IL)

All Saints Catholic Academy (Naperville, IL)

Madison Elementary School (Lombard, IL)

South Elementary School (Des Plaines, IL)

Pioneer Elementary (Bolingbrook, IL)

Riley Intermediate School (Northlake, IL)

Laidlaw Elementary School (Western Springs, IL)

Grant-White Elementary School (Forest Park, IL)

Field-Stevenson Elementary School (Forest Park, IL)

Schiesher Elementary (Lisle, IL)

Cumberland Elementary School (Des Plaines, IL)

Freeman Elementary School (Aurora, IL)

Mill Creek School Elementary School (Geneva, IL)

Jonas Salk Elementary School (Bolingbrook, IL)

Wood View Elementary School, Bolingbrook, IL)

Churchill Elementary School (Oswego, IL)

Fearn Elementary School (North Aurora, IL)

Fox Chase Elementary (Oswego, IL)

Prairie Point Elementary (Oswego, IL)

Freedom Elementary (Plainfield, IL)

Meadow View Elementary (Plainfield, IL)

Creekside Elementary (Plainfield, IL)

Thomas Jefferson Elementary (Plainfield, IL)

Grand Prairie Elementary (Plainfield, IL)

Liberty Elementary (Plainfield, IL)

Central Elementary (Plainfield, IL)

Meadow Glen Elementary School (Naperville, IL)

St. Andrew School (Romeoville, IL)

Lincoln Elementary School (Addison, IL)

St. Andrew School (Chicago, IL)

St. Dominic Catholic School (Bolingbrook, IL)

Robert C. Hill Elementary (Romeoville, IL)

Our Lady of Peace School (Darien, IL)

Kennedy Jr. High School (Naperville, IL)

Holy Trinity School (Westmont, IL)

Anne M. Jeans Elementary School (Willowbrook, IL)

Lace Elementary (Darien, IL)

Bardwell Elementary School (Aurora, IL)

Brady Elementary School (Aurora, IL)

St. Isidore School (Bloomingdale, IL)

St. Celestine School (Elmwood Park, IL)

St. Matthew Catholic School (Glendale Heights, IL)

St. Mary Immaculate (Plainfield, IL)

St. Mary of Gostyn (Downers Grove, IL)

Highland Elementary School (Downers Grove, IL)

Lester Elementary School (Downers Grove, IL)

Henry Puffer Elementary School (Downers Grove, IL)

Belle Aire Elementary School (Downers Grove, IL)

Prairie School of DuPage (Wheaton, IL)

Fullerton Elementary School (Addison, IL)

Irene King Elementary (Romeoville, IL)

Old Post Elementary School (Oswego, IL)

Holy Ghost School (Wood Dale, IL)

St. Petronille School (Glen Ellyn, IL)

Kindi Academy (Lisle, IL)

St. Joan of Arc School (Lisle, IL)

Lumen Christi Catholic School (Mequon, WI)

St. Irene Catholic School (Warrenville, IL)

Haven Middle School (Evanston, IL)

Oak Elementary School (Hinsdale, IL)

Joseph Kellman Elementary School (Chicago)

Holy Family School (Shorewood, IL)

Lincoln Elementary School (Elmhurst, IL)

Madison Elementary School (Hinsdale, IL)

Walden Elementary (Deerfield, IL)

Lions Park School (Mt. Prospect, IL)

Braeside School (Highland Park, IL)

Mary Morgan Elementary School (Byron, IL)

Immanuel Lutheran School (Freeport, IL)

St. John the Evangelist School (St. John, IN)

St. Michael the Archangel Catholic School (Schererville, IN)

William and Abbie Elementary School (Frisco, TX)

Laura Welch Bush Elementary (Austin, TX)

The presentation runs 45 minutes to an hour. During that time, John talks about his journey as an author--from screenplays to manuscripts. He also talks about the Charlie Collier series and discusses the characters and plot. Then he opens it up to Q&A. He likes to end each session with a brain teasers Powerpoint (since the main character of the series is the master of brain teasers) so he usually asks to have a computer, projector and screen available.
Scheduling a Classroom Visit

If you would like John Madormo to visit your school, please contact him at the following e-mail address:  


Reminder: There is no charge for presentations of one hour or less.​  
Additional presentations are billed at $150 per hour.