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  • School visit

    Date: 2013.03.17 | Category: Uncategorized | Response: 0

    I just paid a pre-St. Patrick’s Day visit to St. Alphonsus Parish School in Ballard, Washington, where I spoke to a group of 3rd to 8th graders about writing and publishing.

    I was lucky enough to be allowed to drop in on Miz. Schmutz’s class, who read me poems they’d written themselves. Very cool!

    Couplets and quatrains and haiku, oh my!

  • And a little extra. . .

    Date: 2013.03.17 | Category: Uncategorized | Response: 0

    Maya and her mother (my best friend Kate)

    Nine year-old Maya even wrote an introduction rap for me:

    My name is Maya and I’m here to say,

    You’ve got to read a little bit each and every day.

    Reading is good, just for your brain

    So you don’t have to go out in the rain.

    Her books are really cool and fun

    But just you wait, I’m not done.

    I know this author real, real good

    So I asked her to come to our neighborhood.

    My mom and her have known each other for so, so long

    I hope you liked my funny song.

    Please will you welcome Wendy Smith

    Because her books are not a myth.