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Book Reading/Signing Event #2

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Gloucester Township Starbucks
Saturday, January 29 at 4 p.m.
1490 Blackwood-Clementon Rd. Clementon, NJ 08021

One Minor Change

My visit to Claudia Cuddy's publishing industry class at Rowan University has been moved to Tuesday, April 5 at 3:15 p.m.

Book Reading/Signing Event #1

Future Vision
Saturday, January 22, 2011
@ Noon
Monroe Township Starbucks
2090 Black Horse Pike
Williamstown, NJ 08094
Yummy Starbucks Samples!

Whitehall Elementary School

Today I visited my former elementary school, Whitehall Elementary in Monroe Township.  I talked with three different groups of kids about what it's like to be an author. I also shared a story with them that I wrote when I was in fifth grade at that school. The story is "Alicia's Alarm," and it is based on true events surrounding my younger sister's back surgeries. When I was in elementary school, it was published by Guideposts for Kids magazine, a photographer was sent to my house to take pictures of my sister, and I was paid $100 for the story--I was the richest kid on the block!

I was impressed with the Whitehall students' attention spans; they were great audiences! More than that, though, I enjoyed the funny questions and comments. Some of my favorite interactions are listed below:

After explaining the reasons for my sister's back operations in simple terms (she had spondylolisthesis), I assured the students that my sister is alright now, with minimal p…

Alma Mater

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I'm really looking forward to speaking on "Fiction Writing and Publishing" with Claudia Cuddy's Publishing Industry class at Rowan University. I will be there Tuesday, March 22 at 3:15 p.m.


Save the Date

Wed. April 13, 2011. "Meet the Authors Event" at the Monroe Township Public Library at 713 Marsha Ave. in Williamstown, NJ. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free! Come see me there!