I had a great couple of days in Cherry Hill, NJ, earlier this week! I got to speak with 800 middle school students, and workshop with nearly 300 of them, over the course of two full days.
The school held a special lunch on day 2, for kids who wrote an essay saying why they wanted to meet me. What a great group! Everyone had terrific questions, and I had a lot of fun talking with them. It was the middle of Spirit Week, so this was taken on ‘Flashback Day’–hence all the tie-dye! I promised them I’d post this photo on my site–so here it is! Can you spot me among the students?! People are often surprised by how short I am. I think I’ve been the same height (5′2″) since I was 14!
My next stop is the suburbs of Chicago next week, where I’m visiting two middle schools and a high school Lit Fest. I won’t have time for any extra events while I’m there, I’m afraid–I fly in, and work till the moment I fly out. EDIT!! I do have one public event, but you need to be in grades 6 – 12, and you have to sign up in advance. Workshop at Algonquin Middle School, Des Plaines, IL. Thursday, March 22! All participants in the workshop will receive a free copy of Smile!
My next public event is in Brooklyn: Sunday, April 1, I will be joining some of the other authors from NURSERY RHYME COMICS for a reading and signing at The Community Bookstore! That’s at 143 Seventh Avenue in Park Slope. Event starts at 11 AM, hope you can make it!