I visited some Indianapolis area elementary schools to help promote World Book Night (WBN) 2012. The 4th and 5th graders were very excited to receive the books, Because of Winn-Dixie and my own book entitled, The Birthday Book Club Snatching. After telling the students what I did for a living, their eyes got as big as half-dollars.
They asked me keen-witted and interesting questions about my creative writing skills, how I got the book published, why I wrote the book, how long it took to write, and did I write in ‘bits and pieces’ or all at once. It seemed to me that having a true, bona fide author to talk to piqued the interest of the students. Hopefully, these sharp elementary school students will stick with reading and become eager readers for the rest of their lives!