Saturday, November 2, 2013

Taylor Elementary, Arlington, VA

Every author's dream slot for a school visit is the morning after Halloween, especially when it falls on a Friday. The combination of kids who were up later than usual the night before and who consumed more sugar in the previous 24 hours than the previous two weeks (plus the imminent weekend) makes for a memorable audience.

However, the kids at Taylor Elementary in Virginia overcame both exhaustion and hyperactivity and behaved beautifully. They asked great questions, too.

Two surprises awaited me at Taylor.

The first was this:

As for why this is a surprise, you will have to wait until I can announce a book I have written about an iconicif not the most iconicmagazine cover of the 20th century...

The second surprise relates to the third-most iconic DC superhero, and one whom I did consider writing a book about: Wonder Woman. 

One of the staff at Taylor just so happens to be the granddaughter of William Moulton Marston...Wonder Woman's creator.

Interview to come.

Thank you for a non-scary author visit, Taylor Tigers!

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