It’s been a long day, but a fulfilling one. Thanks to everyone from Seneca Ridge and River Bend Middle Schools and Dominion High School for being so nice and making the day fly. I’m going to wear my Dominion shirt home on the plane. I spoke at the public library tonight to a crowd that was much bigger than I expected. The reason? Some smart teachers gave their students 50 bonus points if they showed up and asked questions. They asked very good questions so I scribbled out the 50 and wrote in 100 on their passes.
And how is this for bizarre? There was a group of children’s writers in the audience. No, that wasn’t weird at all. What was weird was that one of them, Valerie, was with me on the same exchange program to Denmark back in 1978. There were 22 American kids in that group and somehow the two of us wound up writing for kids, and in the same library at the same time!!!
(OK, everybody sing It’s A Small World After All now.)
Freaked me all the way out.
I am officially beat. I have to wake up at 4:30 am to make my plane. But I promised I’d post these photos first.
Seneca Ridge students who were good sports about sitting on the floor.
Dominion High School, which has really nice students.
Time to faceplant into the pillow. zzzzzzzzzzzz…….