Showing posts from January, 2011

Book Reading/Signing Event #2

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

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!