Saturday, March 26, 2011

A Delightful School Visit

Once upon a time, there were four beautiful and smart seventh-grade girls who loved to read. They banded together and formed a book club. Their fearless librarian recommended a book: I SO DON'T DO MYSTERIES. The girls dove in and were amazed to discover places in the book that were right by their school! An ostrich farm. A fruit stand. The Wild Animal Park.

The brilliant girls did a little online sleuthing and located the author. She was local. They emailed her.

And this is how yesterday's author visit to San Pasqual Union in Escondido came to pass.

Here I am with the book club. (Hint: I'm the more mature-looking girl in the green raincoat.)

I had a BLAST. Other students, teachers and parents joined our kick-back chit-chat. There was lunch, a HUGE bowl of licorice, a book signing and lots of laughter, chatter and questions.

Thank you, in alphabetical order, B, C, D and S! And, of course, a special thank you to Mrs. MacDonald, too!

Back at home, I admired my flowers and sign!


Annie said...

You have the best job ever!

Teresa said...

Very cool, Barrie. Did they give you green gym shorts to match the green rain coat? It sounds like a wonderful time was had by all.

David Cranmer said...

I bet that was a lot of fun.

Charles Gramlich said...

That's just so cool.

Gabriele Goldstone said...

Getting to meet your readers is really one of the best things about writing. That group hug looks so warm!

LynNerd said...

This is so cool, Barrie! How wonderful that you fans got to meet you in person and you got to hang out with them. These are the perks of being a children's author. Yay, Barrie!

Liz @ Cleverly Inked said...

That is awesome. They look thrilled!