Career Day @ Linda Lentin K-8


I had a wonderful time with the students and teachers at Linda Lentin K-8’s Career Day on December 19, 2012. It was heartwarming to see how the children responded to Marcus and the Amazons, and they wanted to know how Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s ideas helped to shape the book. 


Of course, they also wanted to know how long it took to write the book, how many books I'd written, how did I find the time to write and teach, and if I wanted my stories to be made into movies.

I told them that I get up every morning at 5:00 and write for about an hour. I'm usually working on several projects at once, so once I finish one story, I move on to the next. And, yes, if one of my stories was made into a movie, I'd like that, but it wasn't the reason for writing.

I explained the deep pleasure I get from researching, writing, and the "aha" moment when the whole story comes together in my head. It's that pleasure that has sustained me for the twenty+ years that I've been writing and I ended with a paraphrase of Joseph Campbell's admonition: "Follow your bliss."

Following my presentation, I mingled with the other parents and guests from the community as we shared our knowledge and experiences with the children
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Thank you Ms. Powell, Ms. Bowers, Ms. Ritchie, Ms. Johnson, Ms. Wright, Mr. Montalvo, and Mr. Schechuk for inviting me into your classrooms. It was a pleasure to spend the day with you and I hope we can do this again in the near future.



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