There’s been so much going on lately!
On February 18th, I spoke to Mrs. Taylor’s 6th grade class at my alma mater. When I was in grade school, this was a 3rd grade classroom. I spoke to the students about writing and publishing and they could not have been a better audience. They listened well and asked intelligent questions.
After I left, they researched websites for kids’ publishing. Mrs. Taylor took advantage of their excitement and made a decision to throw her lesson plans out the window and go with it. They found exactly what they needed and got busy. Their project was to write and publish their own book and that’s what they did!
Hearing that made me feel so good…it was like I really made a difference by sharing my passion. My niece and nephew happened to be in the class and when their books came in the mail, they ran to my house (literally, they only live two blocks from me) to show me their books. My nephew even dedicated his to me. Talk about exciting!!
Being an author is so much more than coming up with a story, it’s about sharing my love for books, reading, and writing…oh, and doxies! Don’t forget, I LOVE doxies (and German Shepherds, and Schnauzers, and mutts, and so on, and so on).