Author Q&A at Northwood Elementary
I love talking with kids and sharing my books. In some ways, the pandemic has made that more difficult, but it also has extended my reach. Last week I met with a group of students in Napa, California, over two thousand miles away from my home in Nashville.
I have to admit, this wasn’t just any group. It included my great-nephew A.J., and the session was set up by his mom Lilli Herbert, my niece. A.J. has inherited the reading gene and plows through books the way I did when I was a kid.
Each year A.J.’s school, Northwood Elementary, holds a read-a-thon, and this year Lilli was in charge. In January, Lilli wrote to me, “We usually do a prize for the top reader of each grade level. I was wondering if you might be willing to do a Zoom with the top readers for the third, fourth, and fifth grades (not the little guys!). I was thinking they could ask you questions about writing. And then, as an added treat, I was hoping to give them signed copies of one of your books.”