May 22


My last author visit of the school year was split between two great schools in Gainesville, TX. In the morning, I was greeted with the smiling faces of the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders of Chalmers Elementary! We had great fun and I was thrilled with all the great writing questions.

After lunch, I made my way to Edison Elementary and met the Kinder and First Graders. They were especially energetic (only five days left of school, you know), and rattled the school walls with those dragon roars!

I enjoyed meeting everyone but I especially enjoyed getting to chat with Jeremiah who is a young writer and, turns out, can make some of the most realistic animal sounds I’ve heard. Keep up the good work, man!

Thanks to Mrs. Lawson for having me out and to Mrs. Burgess for all the help. And a big thanks to all the Chalmers and Edison students for helping me end the year on a high note. Now, it’s back to writing so I can show you all some cool new stuff next year!


May 9


During my second day at Lewis Elementary I had a wonderful time with the other half of the school—the 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders!

I met a bunch of young writers, answered some great questions, and signed some more books, including a healthy stack for the school library!

Thanks again to Mrs. Eversole for inviting me out, the great lunch conversations, and the superb local shopping recommendations! But the biggest thanks of all goes to all the great kids at Lewis Elementary! I hope you enjoy my books in your library and I hope to read some of your books someday!


May 8


Today was day one of a two-day visit to Lewis Elementary in San Antonio, TX! I had a great time visiting all the K – 2nd graders for a quiet, cozy (well, not so quiet), one grade at a time presentation in the library!


Pause here to shout out to my friend Bob (pictured above), who not only just had a birthday, but also has been part of the show from the beginning of my touring days!


I had a great time meeting the younger half of Lewis Elementary, signed a bunch of books, and even had a thoughtful thank-you email waiting for me from Mrs. Vaquera’s second grade class. I’m glad you enjoyed my visit!

Thanks to Mrs. Eversole for inviting me, lunch, and all the snacks! See you tomorrow!