March has been a busy month for young authors! I've had a great time at school events, including the most recent at Starke County Young Artists Fair in North Judson, Boone Grove Young Authors Program in Boone Grove, and speaking to the students at Northview Elementary School in Valparaiso. Tomorrow I'll be speaking to the students at Fieler Elementary School in Merrillville. Kudos to the teachers and adults who plan these events for kids!
One student asked what the best thing about being an author was. My answer--to finally see my book published, and then to see a child reading it and know that they are loving it. And right up there on top is talking to kids about my books, about reading and about writing. Kids are fun to be around. They say what they're thinking. They're interesting. And they have great questions. I got to hang around with students during book signings, see the wonderful books that they created, and take silly pictures with the class. I also got to rub elbows with some of the teachers and staff(I'm wondering how that volleyball game turned out!). Obviously March was a good month for me.
Another perk of school events at times is seeing friends who write for children, and meeting other authors. Judy Roth was also a guest author at the Starke County Young Artists Fair. Her picture book, Good-Night, Dragon, will be out from Hyperion in December 2012.
Check out some more pictures here on the left.