Terrific SKYPE Virtual Visit --
I would like to report that my SKYPE session for grade one today (three classes together), went super well. The kids asked lots of questions about writing, books, where ideas for writing come from, Australia, and my favorite book as a kid.
I got to read 2 of my books ( Horatio Humble Beats the Big D - dyslexia + Ruthie and the Hippo's Fat Behind) and I asked them questions as well. They like paper books better, covers are what grabs their interest, and they look for authors they like as well. It was supposed to be 1/2 an hour, but it went for a full hour. I learned from these smart kids and I hope they learned from me.
There was spontaneous clapping after I read each book, so I guess they liked what they heard, and I am invited back there after summer vacation to read my soon to be published PB, “Kangaroo Clues.”
This Skype session really hyped me UP!!
Skype allows me to visit classrooms that have never had an author visit. No travel, no expensive hotels, and all from the comfort of my own writing den. All I need are teachers or librarians with a Skype connection. This allows me to bring my books and my class program to schools anywhere in the world, and introduce kids to the fun and adventure of reading and writing.
This is the FUTURE of book promotion. . . run with it, mates!
This is a link to me chatting about “Skype Makes it Happen!”
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