Interacting with young readers is one of my favorite things about being an author. I’m also an educator with over a decade of experience, so speaking with students is something that I am very passionate about!
When I was a child I was taught that only “certain types” of people could become authors. I thought that writing was a talent, and you either had it or you didn’t. When I speak to students, I try to break down this myth. I want them to leave my presentation knowing that writing is a craft, and with practice anyone can become a writer.