Back to School – for Authors, Too!

by jeanieransom on August 20, 2012

Growing up, I loved getting ready to go back to school. Picking out that perfect outfit for the first day, shopping for school supplies (there’s just nothing like a fresh box of crayons!), packing my book bag the night before – just thinking about it brings back that tumble of feelings: anticipation, excitement, and yes, a little nervousness, too.

I still love getting ready to go back to school – as an author. Every year, when kids go back to class, I go back into the class, visiting schools to talk about writing. I still do many of the same things – including picking out that perfect outfit and packing my “book bag” the night before

I feel those same feelings — anticipation, excitement, and yes, a little nervousness, too – every time I step through the door of a school where I’ve been invited to speak. What will the kids be like? What kinds of questions will they ask? (Note: Look for some questions I’ve been asked – and the answers – in a future blog.) How can I make a difference today in the writing lives of each and every person in that room – students as well as teachers?

I’m looking forward to visiting the schools that have already scheduled me this year, and welcome the chance to get your school on the calendar, too. For more information, click on the “author visits” tab, or contact me at

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Cynthia Reeg September 21, 2012 at 9:03 am

Best wishes with this year’s school visits! What lucky children to hear you speak.


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