Brianna Justice would be so proud! As the alter-ego to my vivacious lead character in President of the Whole Fifth Grade, I am proud to announce that I have been invited to attend the April Is For Authors conference in Palm Beach County beginning Friday, April 26.
Since President of the Whole Fifth Grade was selected to the 2012-2013 SSYRA list, I have done numerous school visits. However, prior to becoming an author, I spent almost 20 years in the South Florida area as a newspaper columnist for the Sun-Sentinel. One of the best parts of my job was being able to visit schools and inspire future writers and thinkers.
My presentations are lively and engaging. I use my book and works-in-progress to elicit advice and writing strategy from the children, all the while getting them comfortable with the type of mental planning and practical too gathering necessary for a successful writing project.
Sound cool to you? Then I hope to hear from you soon. Time is marching on and the planning window is dropping on us all.
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