Wow. The students, staff, and parents of Burtonsville ES (MD) were fantastic hosts for author day! I loved meeting everyone and so enjoyed all the stories we created together during the assemblies. Big thanks to everyone, especially media specialist Patricia Warnock-Safford for coordinating my visit. The flowers, cookies, lunch, and beautiful displays were so heartwarming.
Thanks to all the students, staff, and parents of Saint Anastasia School in Newtown Square, PA, for hosting me on Author’s Day. I loved being with each grade level…so many bright faces, so many great questions, and such fun improv! Thanks to Kathy Zito, parent volunteer, for all her work in coordinating the visit.
Hot off the press…guess what country will be reading this book?
What an honor to be a part of St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s Young Authors and Artists Festival. I enjoyed reading students’ stories and seeing their art, speaking with them about writing in assemblies, and meeting staff and students. Thanks to the parents’ association for providing the funding and to Library Director Anne Macdonell for expert coordination.
Keep reading and writing and doing lots of art, St. Andrew’s!
It’s always a thrill to walk into a classroom and see a sign that the classroom has been inspired by my book Please Write in This Book to start a classroom journal.
I had a wonderful residency teaching mystery writing at Bannockburn Elementary and noticed this sign in Ms. Obstgarten’s room.
WOW is what I say to this amazing envelope filled with fan mail about my book Edgar Allan’s Official Crime Investigation Notebook from West Ridge Elementary School (NY) Library. The letters are wonderful, too! Thanks to the students and staff! A personal reply will be headed to NY in my own envelope soon.
Here is the front:
And here is the back:
Thanks to media specialist Lynn Sloan, parent Viviana Coriat, and all the parents, students, and staff at North Broward Preparatory School’s Lower School (FL) for hosting my day at their beautiful school. Another round of thanks to Nancy Cantor and the parents, staff, and students of the University School of Nova Southeastern University (FL) for hosting my day of presentations and book signing. What great schools and enthusiastic students.
This elegant table was complete with a chicken to celebrate The Chicken of the Family. I got the chance to talk with parents and staff during lunch.
My book Edgar Allan is up there on the right…nominated for the FL Sunshine State Book Award!