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Archive for the 'Author Visits' Category

Thu
Feb
28

Cool Club Hill Headgear



Today I enjoyed “hat day” at Club Hill Elementary in Garland, TX—home of the Cougars! All leading up to National Read Across America Day (Dr. Seuss’ birthday), there were many great hats in the school. I fit right in!

I performed three shows in the morning and met so many young writers and even a few future screenwriters.

Thanks to Mrs. Drummond for inviting me. Thanks to Mrs. Montgomery for the introductions. And the biggest thanks of all goes to the Club Hill Cougars themselves. I enjoyed seeing your many hats and I hope you read plenty of great books on Saturday!

Mon
Feb
25

Westside & Wooster



This morning I began my quick Arkansas tour of Greenbrier Public Schools on the west side … at Westside Elementary in Greenbrier, Arkansas!

I performed in front of two great groups of students and I got to meet Mrs. Lewter’s Destination Imagination group (I even sign their stageplay)!

After signing a bunch of books in the school library, I zipped over to Wooster Elementary!

After each of the two afternoon shows, I had the pleasure of signing more books for several Wooster students!


Thanks to Mrs. Duncan for having me out at Westside. Thanks to Mr. Weiler for the Westside tech support. Thanks to Mrs. Stevens for inviting me to Greenbrier and for having me out to Wooster. And thanks to Coach VanPelt for the use of her gym and the Wooster technical help. But the biggest thanks goes to the great students of Westside and Wooster elementary schools. You helped make my first day in Arkansas exciting, welcoming, and fun!

Fri
Feb
15

New Friends at Carlisle



Today was the end of Friendship and Kindness week at Carlisle Elementary in Plano, TX and I made a bunch of new friends, those being the Carlisle Coyotes!

I got to see all of the Coyotes at once during one big show and even introduce them to all of the friends I feature in my presentation.

Thanks to Mrs. Jones and the Carlisle PTA for inviting me. Thanks to Coach Barbour for help setting up and for taking pictures. And the biggest thanks of all goes to the Carlisle Coyotes themselves. I hope you enjoyed my visit and remember to email your new friend any questions you think of later!

Fri
Feb
1

A Return to Reed!



Today marked a second return visit in my brief Houston area tour! And it was a great way to end the week at none other than Reed Elementary!

I had a great time seeing a whole new set of Roadrunners and visiting with friend and fellow Star Wars (and Elvis) fan, Mrs. McGarry! As always, I enjoyed her various Star Wars library decorations…

Thanks to Mrs. McGarry for inviting me back–great seeing you again! I had fun meeting Mrs. Bowman and spending lunch with her. And a big thanks to all the 1st and 3rd grade Roadrunners who I can already tell, are great readers and writers themselves!

Thu
Jan
31

2 Schools on Day 3



Today I had the pleasure of visiting two more Katy ISD schools, the first one being Bryant Elementary in the morning!

It was super hero day at Bryant which fit right in with the reveal of my upcoming Wonder Woman book!

It was also Virgil’s birthday so he donned his tuxedo and posed for some shots!

For the afternoon, I enjoyed performing two shows for the students at nearby Stephens Elementary!

Thanks to Mrs. Casillas and Mrs. Bryant for having me out. Thanks to Mrs. Frank for sending your class’s comments about my show. And a big thanks to all the great kids at Bryant and Stephens Elementarys! I hope you enjoyed my presentations and remember those four words!

Wed
Jan
30

A Day in Dayton



Day two in my current Houston area tour took me all the way out to Richter Elementary in Dayton, TX!

I had a great time performing for the entire school and even had some of the students give me wonderful introductions before two of my shows. Thanks: Addison, Brianna, Eli, Jackson, Korren, Kylie, Samuel, and Tristen. Great job!

Thanks to Mrs. Stoker for inviting me out. Thanks to Mrs. Orebo for all the help. And the biggest thanks of all goes to all the great Richter Elementary students. I had a great time at your school and I hope you enjoy reading the books I signed for your library!

Tue
Jan
29

Return to WoodCreek



Today I returned to the Houston area, AND I returned to one of my favorite stops in Katy, TX–WoodCreek Elementary–home of the Forest Rangers!

It was great being back in the forest-themed school, especially since I’m finishing up a book that takes place in a summer camp–great timing!

I got to hang out in the library all morning with the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders, where I met tons of young writers and future screenwriters!

Thanks to Mrs. Baker for inviting me back and for setting up some other Katy schools this week. And a big thanks to all the Forest Rangers I met today. Be sure to check out some of the books I signed for your library!

Thu
Jan
17

Swimming in Deepwater



Today I spent the day (and evening) at Deepwater Elementary in Pasadena, TX! I first performed three shows for their enthusiastic 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders and met many young readers and writers as I signed books for both the students AND the school library!

That evening, I was honored to perform at Deepwater’s literacy night where the theme was books that were turned into movies. I signed some more books, posed for more photos, and had a fun time all around.


I enjoyed meeting many parents and gave them a special treat when I had the kids help me perform my song at the end of my presentation. The phones were really out and recording then!

Thanks to Mrs. Tabuena for inviting me and for all the hard work. Thanks to Mrs. Staley for the wonderful tech support. Thanks to Mrs. Cabaniss for the generous gift basket. And the biggest thanks of all goes to the great students of Deepwater Elementary! I hope you enjoyed literacy night and I hope you enjoy reading my books!

Wed
Dec
19

Brock Rocks!



I enjoyed a return visit to Brock Elementary in Burleson, TX! It was exciting to see the Tigers again and meet many new ones!

Just like my last visit, many of the students and teachers were dressed as his or her favorite literary character! That’s always fun to see! I’m the one in the middle…I came as the author.

I also got to floss dance with all of the 3rd graders for a special scavenger hunt. That was a first!

Thanks to Mrs. Bookwalter for inviting me back and for the great lunch. Thanks to Mrs. Severns for all the help. And thanks to all the talented Brock Tigers! It was fun revisiting your wonderful school!

Mon
Dec
10

Back in Denton!



 

 
Today I spent the entire day with the great young readers and writers at McNair Elementary, in Denton, TX!
 

 
I gave three presentations, signed some books for the library, AND gave a comic book workshop for the entire 4th grade!
 

 
Thanks Mrs. Heidrich for inviting me out and for lunch. Thanks to Mrs. Brushingham for all your help. Great seeing Landen again (whom I first met when I visited his old school, Wakefield Elementary). And the biggest thanks of all goes to all the great kids at McNair Elementary. I expect to read some cool comics from you someday (I’m looking at you, 4th grade)!