Skyping really is such fun.
Just talked to a big group of 4th and 5th graders, an afterschool Book Club.
This is such a treat for a former librarian.
They had some amazing, unusual questions about GLORY BE.
Which character is most like me?
Where'd I get my characters' names? Did any of them change over the editing?
(I'm telling you, these kids are smart!)
Will I always write historical fiction or do I plan to try another genre?
(Wish I knew the answer.)
Who's my favorite writer?
They knew them all! Cynthia Lord, Barbara O'Connor, Katherine Paterson- (I had to stop somewhere...)
So I asked that questioner who her favorite writer was. She thought a minute, then answered "Sharon Creech." When I told her I'd recently read The Great Unexpected, she said "Love that Dog was the first chapter book I ever read."
Isn't it amazing what kids remember about books?
Great great school librarians= enthusiastic readers.
Such fun sharing.
(I'm trying now to remember the first chapter book I ever read. I doubt it was as fun or as distinguished as Love That Dog. Who remembers the first book you ever read, all on your own, not an easy reader?)