Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Speaking in Indiana

Had a great time speaking about my books for boys, to 90 fifth-graders, in an elementary school, in Indiana. It was especially fun since the event fell on Friday the 13th. My schools presentations include music and sound effects, so, I made sure to have some extra spooky music for that day.

Students listened as I read two chapters from an unpublished manuscript, then they did a writing exercise. Students were invited to read their paragraphs out loud.

It is extremely rewarding to have the opportunity to speak to students in the age group that I’m writing for, readers 8 – 13, especially boys.

Several students bought books at the conclusion of the presentation.

My special thanks to Chandler Cox, and Mr. Shively!

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