Sunshine and Inspiration
I have had a busy two weeks starting with a four-day sun soaked trip to Shawnigan Lake School. I love this place. While there, they actually let me teach the kids a bit about characterization. I worked with eight classes and spoke with two house groups. I think I learned more from them then they did from me though. I even got to roll out Sushi with an Economics class. I don’t think they were expecting my to pull on a pair of rubber gloves and dive in, but what fun is life unless you are willing to get a little dirty. Then, there’s the drive to the school and a ferry ride over to Vancouver Island where I got to refine the murder scene for the release of Scream, A Lakeview Novel 3, coming out next March. It happens on the ferry, like the one I took. I probably snapped a dozen pictures to make sure I get the scene right. Two of them are already hanging on the wall.
Following that, I did a little event in Seattle called Inside Story with sixteen other authors that didn’t turn out to be that “little”. Over one hundred people showed up.
Finally, I finished up the week with a trip to Wedgewood Elementary and one of my first events centered on ARRGH! My new middle grade book coming out this fall. We talked pirates, the Caribbean and sailing. I even signed bookmarks. Seriously, how cute is that?
I love the smiles I get when I’m lucky enough to work with a classroom full of kids, whether they’re eighteen or nine. I think they might even be better than chocolate!
Keep on reading -Stacey