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Author Visit

What a great day I had last Friday! The sun shone. The birds sang. And I spoke to a wonderful group of second graders about writing. It doesn’t get any better than that!

We talked about the writing process and where ideas come from and how a writer knows when she is finished. They asked questions and listened as I read “The Easter Bunny,” a story I wrote and illustrated as a kid (hey, where’s my Caldecott?), plus a couple of my more recent picture books, unillustrated. They were polite and interested and interesting, and before we knew it, time was up. Thanks for having me, Mrs. Gutshall and Webster Elementary!

20 Responses to “Author Visit”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hi Jody: Just testing to see if I can post a comment. Nice blog!


  2. jodyjs says:

    Thanks for stopping by, Laura!

  3. Welcome to blogging, Jody. A lovely first post. It sounds like Webster Elementary had a great visit, too.

  4. jodyjs says:

    Thanks, Alison! It was a great day.

  5. G.R. LeBlanc says:

    Welcome to blogland, Jody! I look forward to reading about all your adventures. 🙂

  6. jodyjs says:

    Thanks, Gisele! Without your help, this wouldn’t have been possible. Really. Mucho thanks.

  7. Anonymous says:

    I’d love to read your Easter story, Jody. Congratulations on your first blog post! May there be many more…

  8. Deb says:

    Hey Jody! Congrats on your visit…great pic! Looking forward to following along.


  9. jodyjs says:

    Well, you’d never believe what Mole said about the Easter bunny! So clever, that Mole. Thanks, Ellen!

  10. jodyjs says:

    Thanks, Deb! Glad you stopped by.

  11. Michelle says:

    Hi Jody! Thanks for sharing the info about your visit! Any possibility that you’ll be posting the Easter Bunny story in your next post? : )


  12. jodyjs says:

    Hey, Michelle! Hmmmm. Maybe as a serial post with weekly installments? Oh, the excitement. 🙂

  13. Kelly says:

    Congrats on your new blog, Jody!
    Sounds like a rewarding day for you and the kids!!

  14. jodyjs says:

    Thanks, Kelly! There’s nothing quite like the wide-eyed wonder of second-graders!

  15. Love the title. Have fun!

  16. jodyjs says:

    Thanks, Rachel! I was trying to think of something as cool as yours. 🙂

  17. Crystal says:

    Hi Jody! Nice blog and wonderful first post about your school visit! Sounds like you had a great class!

  18. Angela says:

    I think classroom visits are such a huge high for a writer. Glad yours went so well!

  19. jodyjs says:

    Thanks, Crystal. They were great!

  20. jodyjs says:

    Thanks, Angela. My visit reminded me why I started writing for children in the first place!

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