Last week, I visited 6th and 7th graders at Timber Ridge MS in Plainfield, IL and at Fischer MS in Aurora, IL with my fabulous fellow Fearless 15er friends and authors David Fulk (RAISING RUFUS) and Mike Grosso (I AM DRUMS). Anderson’s Bookshop set it all up for us!
This was the first author visit I’ve done with other authors. Usually, before these visits, I’m excited, but also nervous. I have to find the school, find whoever I’m going to meet there, and then present my program – all on my own. Although I was still excited, still nervous, it was nice to share the stress and the spotlight with friends. And I *think* we put on a good program for the students.
At Timber Ridge, the students had made posters of our books. It was amazing to see the giant cover art posters. They also had a band playing at the beginning of our program. Afterwards, several students came up to us in the halls to talk about our books. It’s just great to see kids excited about reading.
(Below there is a pic of us beside our posters. If you didn’t know, I’m the one posing like supergirl.)
After Timber Ridge MS, we visited Fischer MS. We got great questions from the 7th grade class and then got to chat with some of the 6th grade library shelf helpers.
On Saturday, we had an event at Anderson’s Bookshop in LaGrange. The booksellers gave us a warm welcome and we got to chat about our books and read to a nice group of kids and adults.