Category Archives: visiting

Speaking of Teens and Writing…

Were we speaking of that? Well, we are now. Guys, I had the best day yesterday. I was invited to be a guest at a teen writers’ camp/workshop. The goal for the kids, by the end of the week, is to be prepared to submit to a magazine that specializes in kid/teen writing. Isn’t that […]

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Tap, tap… is this thing still on?

Oh, there you are. Oh, here I am. It has been a crazy, busy few days, and that is all the excuse I have for leaving blogland in the dust. I taught biotechnology and chemistry on Thursday. It was grand. Fun. I mean it. And then the Wilhites gathered around the computer to watch basketball. […]

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Hanging with the GATE-ors

I just got back from a so-fun morning hanging with the 3rd and 4th grade GATE-ors at my Kids’ elementary school. (GATE is Gifted And Talented Education.) Our school has a great group of kids, and the cutest teacher ever. She asked me to come in and talk to the kids about the “show, don’t […]

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Goals? Commitments? I should be Committed.

Another great day in Mrs. Garloch’s classes. If I could teach JUST the honors students? Sign me up. So fun. But I seem to have made a promise. Or a commitment. Or a goal. Am I insane? Probably. I told these fantastic kids that they could do a galley project for me. That I would […]

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Irony

I did a fun event this weekend – at the lovely Purple Cow bookshop. Loads of cute families, and even one of my favorite families from Many Years Back! The crowd was delightful, and the women who work that shop LOVE their books and the kids who read them. Thanks, Isa, for having me! *Sigh* […]

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Another Day, Another School

You know how some people are insufferable about telling you how cute their kids are? I just want you all to know I’m refraining. I’m meeting with the “Young Authors’ Club” at Kid 1’s high school today. Kid 1 is not involved. She thinks writing anything longer than a Facebook status update is akin to […]

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Yea for Visiting!

Last week I talked to Mrs. Hall’s 4th grade class about all things authory. We had a pretty good time, if I do say so myself. They had good questions and great ideas. One thing we talked about was goal setting. How we can get a real sense of accomplishment from setting, monitoring, measuring and […]

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