A display in the media center. I got to share the board and table with friend and author Sarah Prineas! Sarah’s visiting Montford next. I freaked out when I saw Take the Reins next to The Magic Thief. 🙂
I was I’m-going-to-faint nervous before I went. But the second I got inside, it felt amazing. I asked the kids not to throw anything at me because I was nervous and we all laughed. It broke the ice and once I got started, I could have talked for hours. We talked about publishing, writing, editors, agents and sticking with it no matter how many rejections come.
One of the highlights was showing pics of my trip to S&S. I likened the board room to something out of The Apprentice, but noted that no one at S&S (thankfully) resembled Donald. I told them my editor is not a man, did not fire me (yet! ;)) and has waaay better hair than Mr. Trump.
I talked (a lot) about lip gloss and my love of pink pens. By the end, girls were showing me their fave pens and glosses. I even got invited to a spring break sleepover. So. Cute. They thought I was in high school, LOL. When I told them I was 22, they still wanted me to come. And to bring my lip gloss collection. 🙂
The excitement was insane and I almost died when kids started offering me arms and hands to sign. I felt like a rockstar! A sweet girl asked me to sign her t-shirt and I signed a hoodie for another. I asked several times if their parents were going to freak that I took a Sharpie to their clothes. They said no, but I’m worried about getting angry emails. Eeep.
I had sooo much fun at Montford. They’re a lucky school since they get to have Sarah next and I told them so.
Thanks so much to Lisa, Kathy, Bill, Mary and everyone at Montford for hosting me. Yay!