Tag: events

Charlotte with Friends

Last week I visited two great schools in Charlotte, NC – Idlewild Elementary and Charlotte Secondary School – thanks to Park Road Books and with two wonderful authors: David Fulk (RAISING RUFUS) and Miriam Spitzer Franklin (EXTRAORDINARY). Click the links to check out the…

There’s no place like home…

Last Friday, I visited The Country Bookshop in Southern Pines, NC – just a few miles from the house where I grew up. Actually, I remember going to the bookshop as a kid – as well as the ice cream parlor on the corner….

Novels and Novelties in Hendersonville, NC

I visited The Fountainhead Bookstore (soon to be renamed Novels and Novelties) in Hendersonville, NC on Monday. (Okay the picture below is from an earlier visit on a sunnier day.) Monday it rained and rained. Despite the weather, the visit was great. I always…

School visits at Timber Ridge MS and Fischer MS

Last week, I visited 6th and 7th graders at Timber Ridge MS in Plainfield, IL and at Fischer MS in Aurora, IL with my fabulous fellow Fearless 15er friends and authors David Fulk (RAISING RUFUS) and Mike Grosso (I AM DRUMS). Anderson’s Bookshop set it all up…

The Fountainhead Bookstore Author Event

On Wednesday, July 15th, I’m going to be at The Fountainhead Bookstore in Hendersonville, NC, at 11am to talk about my book and about writing! Then, in the afternoon, I’ll be at the Hendersonville Library to do the same. It should be a fun day…

A nice Sunday at Malaprops

It’s always exciting to me to visit the wonderful bookstores in Asheville, NC. I’ve never met a bookstore I didn’t like, but the ones in Asheville mean a lot to me because my debut book is set in their city. Last Sunday, I was…

Two Great School Visits in one day!

Yesterday, I had a wonderful time visiting students.  I stopped by Southern Middle School first. Their mascot is a DRAGON!  As I like dragons, and have them in my book, I took this as a good sign. In the author presentation I put together,…

My First Author Visit (with pics and special added cat and dog gifs).

My first school visit was to the Crain’s Creek Middle School through The Country Bookshop. (The Country Bookshop is a wonderful sixty-plus-year-old independent bookstore. I wrote a little about them here at author Shannon Roat’s blog for her ‘Bookstore love’ series.) Of course, I was nervous….

School Visit through The Country Bookshop

I’m going to go visit Crain’s Creek Elementary and then do a quick ‘Meet and Greet’ at The Country Bookshop in Southern PInes, NC. The bookshop even put up a window display 🙂 It’s great to visit the area where I grew up. Check…

Author visit (Feb. 7th) at Spellbound Children’s Bookshop, Asheville, NC

On February 7th, 2015, I’m having my first event ever at Spellbound Children’s Bookshop in Asheville, NC. There will be reading, crafts, and possibly battles with foam swords. It should be wonderful. Come and visit and possibly whack a friend with a foam sword.