I just had the best time in the Terre Haute area of Indiana, presenting as part of their awesome Battle of the Books!
Star in the Forest was one of about twenty books involved in the battle, and I was honored that they asked me to come and meet all the participating kids, who came from schools throughout Vigo County. There were a few hundred kids total, and they were all amazing! And so were the teachers and librarians who worked so hard to organize the Battle events.
I wish I'd remembered to take pictures at the presentation, but I was so busy chatting with these incredibly enthusiastic students that I completely forgot. (Thanks, Angie Miller, for the above photo!)
I did manage a few pictures with my delightful liaison, Kathy Deal, who gave me the warmest welcome an author could hope for...
My farewell lunch included this gigantic milkshake... I didn't even get hungry on the plane ride home.
I was so impressed with all the friendly cooperation among community members to make this event a success! Thank you, Vigo County, for an unforgettable visit!
And now, on a different note.... I can't resist whispering this to you:
Exciting, new-book-related stuff is happening in my life right now! I hope to be able to tell you about it soon... but in the meantime, let's be secretly happy together! :-)