Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Career Day Recap

Last Friday, I had the pleasure of being a part of career day at the middle school near me. There are a lot of aspiring authors out there. One student was kind enough to let me read a couple of his poems and they were amazing. Others are already writing their own stories. It was great to chat with them about a career as a writer.

I invited students to help name a character in the EMBRACE sequel HOLD TIGHT. There were so many great names submitted that I may just have to put them in a hat, close my eyes, and let chance decide which go on to be a part of the contest I’ll be hosting toward the end of the month. Be sure to stop back for more information on that!

Top questions from students:

  (Q) What do I love most about being a writer?
  (A) Meeting readers, creating new characters, and seeing what trouble I can get them into.

  (Q) What’s the hardest part about being a writer?
  (A) If you choose to be traditionally published then finding an agent/editor.

What are seventh graders reading? Top answer from the students polled: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins.

I’d like to thank the school for having me. I hope the students enjoyed learning about what an author does as much as I enjoyed talking to them.


  1. Thank you for sharing your career day visit. It's cool to see what the young folk are in to. Glad writing is one of them.

    1. I agree. I loved being able to hear what interests them.

  2. That sounds wonderful. Those lucky kids!