Monday, September 22, 2014

In other News...I am famous

Why is today such a great day... Well thanks to Mrs. Katy Wright at Smith elementary I was able to go and answer questions that 1st-3rd grade students had about my book The Wooded King. What an awesome experience. I love seeing the creativity working in their minds as they asked me questions. Some of the best questions/comments were: "Are you going to make a movie?", "If you do make a movie will it be rated G, PG or R?" "How do you create so many names?" "Did you always know you wanted to write?" "I really love that the dog Seafra is based on your real dog Cash.", And my favorite "Are you famous?". There were so many other great comments & questions those are just a few of my favorites. It was great to hear that by me sharing how I became an author that it inspired some of the students to pursue their writing abilites & look past the mistakes they may make. What I took away from this is that even if I think I may not be the best writer that there are a group of young minds out there that will totally remember this for a long time & are inspired to pursue writing. Never thought that me someone who had tutors for spelling would be telling a young class about how to pursue their writing dreams if they want too. Wow! Thank you Katy for allowing me to come to your classroom & to your students who showed me that I am able to tell a story that people enjoy. And in honor of that I am posting some fun pictures below. Also every student drew an illustration of a part of the book that stood out to them. So sweet & special. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Nerves

Getting nervous is a funny thing. You would think after a second book talking to my design team would not make me nervous. But it did & that is silly because it was a fun 10min. conversation about what I want my book to look like. Martin my consultant did think I was someone else at first & asked "didn't I talk to you yesterday on the coner of Hollywood Blvd.?" aww.... I wish:) So after a summer of working on my book & not really keeping up on my updates. I am happy to say my sequel will be ready for purchase for the upcoming Christmas Holiday. I am excited & still can't believe I have written yet another book & I talk to consultans & editing/design teams it seems so much bigger than me. I have also been asked to read my first book at one of the local elementary schools not sure when that will happen but that makes me nervous & excited too can't begin to imagine what type of questions they will ask. And in honor of all of you faithful readers here is a little sneak peak to........... Kingdom Forgotten. Enjoy!