I am still recovering from my whirlwind tour on the east coast. My schedule was packed. I visited eight schools, four bookstores and did an SCBWI workshop. Whew! All the events went so well, and I love how enthusiastic the kids were. Here are some photos from my travels. You can read a recap of my Durham Academy visit here. And my SCBWI workshop recap is here.
Vanstory Elementary, my alma mater in Fayetteville, NC
I got this super cool t-shirt!
Ephesus Church Road Elementary in Chapel Hill, NC
Jones Elementary in Wilson, NC
SCBWI Magic and World Building Workshop in NYC with my editor Susan Dobinick and critique buddy Bridget Casey. Clearly, I was saying something important.
Balfour Elementary in Asheboro, NC
Me with Durham Academy 6th grade teacher, Mrs. Donnelly in Durham, NC
Speaking to the fifth & sixth grade at Durham Academy
Cleveland Elementary in Clayton, NC
Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh, NC: me with Princess Leia Pup, Kami Kinard, author of The Boy Problem and Rebecca Petruck, author of Steering Toward Normal
My high school buds came out to see me at the Fayetteville Barnes & Noble
The most exciting thing about returning to my hometown? Reconnecting with my childhood BFF.
Books of Wonder in NYC
The crowd at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC