Oct 19

Tonight I was the guest speaker at Rochell Elementary‘s annual Family Literacy Night! There was a book fair, an appearance by Half Price Book’s big bookworm, trick-or-treating fun, and me!

I enjoyed a special introduction by ten of the Rochell Rangers themselves!

After my presentation to a packed cafeteria, I signed several books, and then cruised around to see all the cool costumed teachers–most dressed as storybook characters!




Thanks to Mrs. Castillo for inviting me and to Mrs. Leal for all the help. And a big thanks to all the parents and Rochell Rangers for coming out and welcoming me to your fun literacy night!


Oct 13


On this Friday the 13th I was lucky enough to be invited back to the Miami Public Library in Miami, Oklahoma! Once again, I had the pleasure of meeting all the 5th graders from nearby Nichols Elementary. The kids were bussed in throughout the day and we rocked the library’s upstairs activity room!


Thanks to Mrs. Beauchamp for inviting me back. It was great catching up (but sorry for the blurry pic). And a big thanks to all the Nichols Elementary 5th graders. I enjoyed visiting your town again (right on Route 66, you know) and had a fun time spending the day with you!