On June 8, 2012, I spoke to young students at Fairmount Public Library about what it’s like to be an author and write books. What fun to chat with those little ones about reading and writing! They liked looking at my nine children’s books. When I pointed out my name on the cover of the book, their little eyes widened!
“You wrote that?”
Fairmount, for those who don’t know, is the birthplace of famed actor from the past James Dean.
I think these little ones are just as exciting to be with as any movie actor. We shared our favorite book titles and favorite places to read (When I was growing up, it was in the tree in our back yard!).
After my talk, the kids ate lunch – right inside the library! I’ve never seen kids do this, but I thought how great it was that Library Director Linda Magers encourages kids to do this following a story time session. It’s like an air-conditioned picnic with friends every week and no ants!
Ms. Magers purchased a copy of each of my books for her young readers. That’s a sure sign of a caring librarian to reinforce the contact with an author after the visit. Visits to speak with kids is a highlight for me, one I’d like to practice regularly.
If you’d like me to speak to your church, library, school or civic group about the subject of writing (or other subject that can be negotiated), please contact me. firstname.lastname@example.org (remove the x’s).
Have a great day!