I had a lovely time yesterday at the Orange Scholars Academy, in Orange County, NJ. I met several great writers, including Artie Bennett, author of the excellent children's book, Poopendous!
The 4th-6th graders in my first workshop, Brilliant Beginnings, chose their favorite from a selection of opening lines I gave them. Once again, the outright winner was, 'Isaac woke up in a garbage can, again.' taking the total to 22 victories out of 22. One of these days I really must write a story to go with that one.
I had a nice surprise when one lady came up to tell me she was planning on coming to my workshops at the Georgian Court University in July.
This afternoon, I'm off to Hunterdon Public Library (314 State Highway 12, Bldg. #3, Flemington, NJ 08822) for the NJAN panel/Q&A: From Thoughts to Print: Getting Published in the 21st Century, featuring: Helen Henderson (moderator); Donna Galanti; Jon Gibbs; Rachel Haimowitz; Saverio Monachino and Chris Redding. If you're anywhere near Flemington this afternoon, and you'd like to drop by, we'd love to see you.
How about you?
How's your weekend going?