Today I visited Marmaduke Elementary School. I spoke to a group of 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students about writing. I also shared some statistics on the importance of literacy before reading an excerpt from my book, The Legend of Sassafras House. I enjoyed talking with the students. Most of all, I enjoyed their questions. I like the enthusiasm of kids.
One of the teachers at Marmaduke Elementary is a former third grade student of mine. Lindsay Brummett Rippy is now an awesome 5th grade teacher. It's great to see her carrying on the work I loved so much.