Best. School. Visit. Ever.

April 6, 2009

I had the best school visit on Wednesday.

I went to the Independent Day School in Middlefield, CT, and the kids were SO GREAT. Seriously, just amazing. Smart and funny and attentive and fun.

One of the fourth graders, a girl named Lizzy, invited me, because she’d started a book club and they had read THE SECRET IDENTITY OF DEVON DELANEY.

So I had lunch with the book club, and they asked me tons of good questions, like how I came up with the names for my characters, and how I got my ideas, and who got to pick the covers for my books. It was funny, though, because when I asked them what other books they had read in their club, they all looked at each other and were like, “Um, just yours.”

SO. CUTE.

They showed me this whole packet of questions they’d made up for THE SECRET IDENTITY OF DEVON DELANEY. The whole thing was very organized and professional.

Then I did a presentation for the fourth and fifth graders on how a book goes from an idea in your head to a book on the shelves.

And THEN back to the fourth grade class for a writing workshop, where they all shared stories they’d written, which were REALLY, REALLY good.

I gave the girls in the book club a special printout with the first chapter of DEVON DELANEY SHOULD TOTALLY KNOW BETTER, which won’t be out until September. They were so excited! I told them (truthfully), that the only people who have read it are me, my editor, and my sister.

On the way out, a girl named Chloe said, “I just started reading the chapter, and I’m only on page two but I love it already!”
It was a really, really nice day. Also, they were big into autographs, even the ones who had never heard of me, which made me feel kind of like a rock star.

So thank you to the Independent Day School for having me, and to Lizzy and her book club for inviting me!

More later,

xx

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Comments

  1. tinaya says:

    Wow– that sounds so awesome!

  2. tinaya says:

    Wow– that sounds so awesome!

  3. scottwrites says:

    I know one other person who has read Devon 2.0!! 😉

  4. scottwrites says:

    I know one other person who has read Devon 2.0!! 😉

  5. boothyisawesome says:

    Aw that’s great!! Glad you had such a fun time! 🙂

  6. boothyisawesome says:

    Aw that’s great!! Glad you had such a fun time! 🙂

  7. kathi430 says:

    It was an awesome day for them too – this is something those girls are never going to forget. That was really cool of you.

    🙂

  8. kathi430 says:

    It was an awesome day for them too – this is something those girls are never going to forget. That was really cool of you.

    🙂

  9. Chloe says:

    thanks for writing about us!!!!! and for putting my name in

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