Throwback Thursday – we are re-posting one of our favorite posts! We asked some of our favorite authors what their favorite thing is about visit schools. Here are their responses:
Author Deb Lund
“My favorite thing about school visits is the tangible excitement in the room as kids transform their beliefs about their own writing. “
About Deb Lund
Author, writing teacher, and creativity coach Deb Lund is on a mission to get everyone claiming their creativity. Deb dabbles in many genres, but is most known for her bestselling picture books Dinosailors, All Aboard the Dinotrain, and Dinosoaring, illustrated by Howard Fine. You can learn more about Deb at www.deblund.com.
Author Mary Nethery
“My favorite thing about school visits is the exhilaration of meeting so many kids who are unbelievably smart, creative and passionate! They inspire me!”
About Mary Nethery
Mary Nethery is the New York Times, USA Today and Publisher’s Weekly bestselling author of many picture books for children, as well as books for readers of all ages. She has collaborated with her dear friend, Newbery Honor recipient Kirby Larson, to write Two Bobbies: A True Story of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship and Survival, and Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine and a Miracle. Mary travels extensively and possesses a passion for animals, adventure, fashion, laughter, kindness and spunky characters — all of which weave their way into her books.
Author Stacy Nyikos
“I love the unexpected-ness of a school visit – from the unnoticed child who suddenly shines in a writers’ workshop to getting so into a reading I slipped and landed like a beached turtle right when my character did, too.”
About Stacy Nyikos
Stacy Nyikos is the award-winning author of many mischievous books for children. She’s not sure how that happened. She didn’t get into trouble as a child. Well, if you don’t count borrowing sandwiches from her dad. He wasn’t eating them anyway. Stacy holds an MFA in Writing for Children at Vermont College, which she didn’t borrow. They gave it to her. Really. Ask her kids. Or her dog. Just don’t ask her husband. He’s misplaced a few sandwiches. When she isn’t chasing stories—or sandwiches—Stacy can be found scribbling in the wilds of Oklahoma. She is currently working on a new adult novel about her grandfather’s adventure canoeing from Indiana to New Orleans – over 2,000 miles of paddling – in 1939.
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