Saturday, December 20, 2008
At some signing events I am the only author present and other times I’m part of a group event. At a recent group event with four other authors, I signed some books and discussed my novel and writing with a group of readers. But the other enjoyable part of the event was the dialogue with the other authors. We had a great give-and-take on issues such as what inspired us, what we first began reading and the roles of parents and teachers in inspiring good readers. Several of the authors as children read books under the covers at night with flashlights and we shared examples of teachers who inspired us, like my second grade teacher who got me back on track.