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Presented at Canyon Elementary School

Wow!  What a terrific group of students!  Suzanne Lowry, the Media Specialist (who, by-the-way, had a fantastic costume on today) tried to prepare me for the possibility of a rambunctious group, due to the costumes and predominantly substitute teachers being present today.  She could see how excited the children were, but no one had the slightest idea that they would be so respectful, attentive and participatory.  They were FANTASTIC! Even the little pre-school children were well behaved and involved in the presentation.

Credit goes to the wonderful preparation Mrs. Lowry put forth and council she gave before the students arrived in the gym.  My warmest thanks goes out to you, Suzanne, along with the cute cowboy Principal (who seems to know how to do everything) and muscle-demo man and all of the excellent teachers there at Canyon Elementary.

Best wishes on your exciting Book Fair tonight.


Spring Creek Middle School

Last week I presented three times at Spring Creek Middle School.  What a wonderful group of young people and so well behaved. There were a lot of the students interested in becoming writers and boy were they sharp.

I had a couple of follow-up questions from students that I’d like to answer here.

1.  What is your favorite color?

I have many favorite colors and it’s been that way my entire life.  As an artist I appreciate the magnificence of each hue, but there are three that have always risen to the top.  They are blue, yellow and red.

2. Did you do the artwork for the cover of the book?

Yes, I did.  There were a few people who tweek it different ways, but in the end, I wished that I had stuck to my original design where Mattie, Trevor and the Interloper appeared on the map.  This is how the Audio Course is exhibited online and when we go to print again, you can bet they will be re-inserted on the cover of the book.

You can see the progressions of the book cover by clicking here…

Assembly Presentation at South Weber Elementary

I did a presentation today to the most amazing group of over 400 students, grades three through six, at South Weber Elementary School, South Weber, Utah.  They were exceptionally bright and well behaved, which is a tribute to their parents, teachers and the school administrators.  It’s something they all can be proud of.

I want to thank the Librarian, Jan Stanger for setting up the assembly and all the work she did to help the children get ready.  Also, the Principal, Marilyn Hales, was so very generous with her time to mentor me in an even better presentation.  These two woman are amazing!  Special sound to Jennifer and others whose names I do not know, to get the equipment up and running.  Good people!

I had a lot of fun and plan to return for lunch on the 21st of this month to do more book signings.

Until then, you South Weber readers…”Happy Reading!”