Author? Where?

Oh. It’s me.

Recently, I was an official Guest Author, which to be honest, is still a little mind-blowing. I got to read ELLA AND PENGUIN and talk about revision with a class of fifth graders.  

I found it slightly daunting to figure out what to say—especially when I’m in the midst of wrestling draft #1,001 of a work-in-progress, so I’m not sure how much of an expert I am at anything at the moment.

But that’s another post.

Once we got rolling, it was pretty great. I had fun. The students had great questions. And I thought of some things to include next time. 

I also got to hear some of the students' stories—about mysterious shoes, quests for dragons and the magical journeys of a hot dog. All around, it was a blast.

It’s exciting to be in new territory, playing the role of Author, even as it’s awkward leaves me awake with inane worries at 3 a.m.

As we roll closer to the publication date, I’m looking forward to all the new stages in the next year that leave me all Samantha-Baker-in-the-church-doorway.

 

 




Avyakt read me his story which, he was sure to point out, is ten pages long. Ten!!!

Avyakt read me his story which, he was sure to point out, is ten pages long. Ten!!!