Remember the class I visited last month to present the Glory Be ARC their teacher had won on my blog giveaway?
I now have fan letters.
Which is completely amazing and a little weird. Having been on the other end of Author Visits for my almost twenty years of school librarianing, it's quite eye-opening to sit in the interviewee chair. Since they hadn't read the book, I shared my road to publication, my writing advice, and answered their very inquisitive questions.
I can't resist sharing a couple of the kids' wise comments. More to come, of course.
I think your book is going to be really popular. You helped me when you said you kept trying and didn't give up. Now when I get frustrated I don't rip up the paper. I punch my pillow and keep on trying.
It has been nice to actually meet the woman that Mrs. C. has been going on and on about for the last few weeks. I really wonder if the book Glory Be is as good as you said it was.
and one more for today:
Thank you for coming to the class... I am glad that you are giving our teacher the first copy of Glory Be. Being an author must be great.
Your #1 Fan
PS I like your hair cut.
Out of the mouths of babes and all that.