School Author Visit: University Edition
In my writing life, I sort of expected to get the chance to speak with kids about my books. Because, you know, they’re FOR kids and all.
But life has a way of surprising and delighting, and this week I had the chance to speak (and listen) to a group of students who were all smarter than me. Or at least better educated. But possibly both. 🙂
Also, quite possibly, they knew my book better than I do. This class, taught by Professor Nancy Roser at UT Austin, chose my book to be a part of their “Grimm transformations” studies. They read my book in advance, and had questions and comments. Okay, I was prepared for this. But they had read it like they were planning to write their theses! And they’d thought so deeply about my story that I was humbled. What a gift!
Thank you Professor Roser, and thanks to your Language and Literacy Studies class as well. You made my week!
I ran from this event to a signing at the Barnes and Noble in Northwest Austin – busy! But super fun. Then I danced at the Texas State Capitol for the One Billion Rising event on Valentine’s Day. Political Action + Dance= Awesomeness.
Next week? THREE school visits. Eek! Hope you’re staying busy, too, friends!