Saturday Snapshot: Author Event

I had a fun event in my writing career recently…you may have heard 🙂 that I published a Young Adult fantasy novel.  I have a friend who’s a school librarian, and a few weeks ago she invited me to come to her school for an author event, speaking to the fourth and fifth grade classes.

This was slightly nerve-wracking, but they were a friendly audience!  I spoke a little about writing, read one of my favorite scenes from The Wanderers, and asked for questions.  And fortunately there were a lot of questions!  Many of them were along the lines of “where do you get your ideas,” which I hear is the number one question authors are asked…

I wish I had a photo from the event–but what I do have is a photo of the stack of books the kids ordered.  And that looks pretty cool too!

Wanderers Stack (1)Did any writers ever come to your (or your kids’) schools?  Who would you like to see for an author event?  When I was a kid, I would have been utterly over the moon to have Tamora Pierce come speak (still would be!)

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10 thoughts on “Saturday Snapshot: Author Event

  1. What a great thing to do. I think it is really good for children to meet real authors. Jacqueline Wilson was a pupil at my daughter’s primary school, and occasionally visits. She is one of the main children’s authors in the UK, but I wonder if she is known in the States.

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