Posts made in January, 2011

School Visit Tips

Posted by on Jan 28, 2011 in Uncategorized | 4 comments

I’m fresh off of a great trip to Arizona, where between Monday at noon and Wednesday at noon I visited six schools with a total of eight presentations. My thanks to the great city of Gilbert for giving Elliot his own street! I LOVE doing school visits. I love the kids, their enthusiasm, their questions, and the unpredictability that always comes when working with children. I love bringing them a message I believe in, one that matters. There’s a lot of advice out there about getting visits to schools, and I’ll probably blog about that eventually. But for those of you who have already booked a...

Read More

Funny Thank You’s From Kids

Posted by on Jan 23, 2011 in | 7 comments

Every so often when I go on school visits I get some thank you notes, or else a student will send me an email to tell me about their own writing. Here are some excerpts of my favorites: * “You should get paid for your book because of how cool it is.” – J.T. – Thanks, J.T. I agree! * “I enjoyed when you taught us about characters. Now I am probably going to go home and write. You have inspired me.” – M.K. – I hope you will write, M.K. * “I love, love, love, LOVE your books. Or I probably will when I read them.” – S.S. – Hopefully you’ll still love them after you...

Read More