Thursday, October 30, 2014

Reflections from the Road: Randolph School of Huntsville, Alabama

Today, I spoke to 320 kids across grades 5 to 8 at the Randolph School in Huntsville, Alabama. It was a terrific time. The presentation was held in their auditorium, and we set the Thrones & Bones trading cards out on every chair before the kids entered (and while some were helping set up), so there was a lot of excitement before I ever stepped up to the podium. And that excitement carried throughout the talk. There's nothing more fun than a large room full of enthusiastic kids and me with a wireless microphone. That energy is so amazing!

I'm going back tomorrow to teach four back-to-back one-hour writing workshops to their 7th grade English classes. Can't wait!

Thank you to all the students and teachers of Randolph, especially Kelly Kessler, Middle School Library Associate, who arranged the event. Thank you also to the Barnes & Noble Booksellers at the Jones Valley Mall, who kindly arranged preorders to have copies of Frostborn on hand for the signing afterwards. (And thanks to Trish King, who snapped these pictures--because I completely forgot to take some!).

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