I'm thrilled to be meeting with young writers and readers in the coming weeks. Here's where I'll be:
April 11-13 at South Eastern Intermediate School in Fawn Grove, Pa. I had a blast meeting students in this district in October and am delighted to have been invited back for a three-day workshop! I'll be meeting with fifth- and sixth-graders to focus on writing with authenticity.
April 15 at Paradise Elementary School in Spring Grove, Pa. Third- and fourth-graders at Paradise will hear how the power of kindness changed my life and put me on the path to being a writer. What makes this stop particularly cool is that I graduated from Spring Grove Area School District! Even cooler? My niece and nephew will be in the audience. *plots how best to embarrass them*
1-3 p.m. April 16 at Sarah's Creamery in Dover, Pa. What's better than having your own copies of PACK OF DORKS and A BLIND GUIDE TO STINKVILLE signed by the author? Having your books signed while eating delicious Penn State ice cream! Mmmm!
While we're in the area, we'll also be stopping by The Wolf Sanctuary in Lititz, one of my favorite places on Earth. Have you ever been there? Please go. It's a beautiful place.
Also, watch for details soon about a book signing in May at Barnes & Noble in Canton, CT, to celebrate the release of CAMP DORK! I love this new adventure with Lucy and her pack and know you will, too!
I'm thrilled to also share that I'll be leading a summer writing camp 1:30-3 p.m. June 27 to July 1 at Avon Free Public Library in Avon, CT. Campers will dig deep to find their own stories, reimagine them, and write from the heart. When registration opens, I'll share more details.
In August, I'll be visiting Dover Area Community Library in Dover, Pa., (the same library where the littlest Vrabels attended storytime! *waves a shaky egg to Miss Ellen*) as part of its summer reading program. Each summer month, young readers are invited to take part in a giant book club. The library provides copies of a book, they discuss the books together, and finally readers meet the author at a pizza party. The library calls it Free Books, Free Food and Famous Authors! *blushes* I'll share more details about this soon.
And, to go a bit further into the future, A BLIND GUIDE TO NORMAL releases in October! Squee! This book, friends. I am so excited for you to meet Richie Ryder Raymond! I'll be celebrating with readers in Missouri! I plan to visit readers in Warrensburg, Jefferson City and Moberly in early October.
Last but definitely not least, I'm going to be meeting with Canton, CT, students in January as a visiting author to Canton Intermediate School. Woot-woot!
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