Let Them Eat Cake

I have so much to share these days, and so little time to do the sharing. It’s a happy avalanche of exciting writing projects (and deadlines!), amazing school visits, new experiences, fan mail, and baseball season — but it’s an avalanche nonetheless.

Here’s a quick post. I am looking forward to tomorrow’s visit to Algonquin Middle School in Averill Park, NY.


Because they made a cake.


The school created a couple of artistic bulletin boards, too.

However, I can’t eat them.

Seriously, these little touches make a difference . . . for me and for the students. They communicate excitement, anticipation, hospitality, and class. Thank you, much appreciated. Like I’ve said before: Authors don’t do school visits, it’s schools that do author visits.

One comment

  1. Mrs. Rebecca Ekstrom, School Librarian, Algonquin Middle School says:

    Hi James,

    Thank you coming to our school on Thursday and giving three fabulous presentations! It was great to finally meet you and see the day that we’ve been planning come together. The story of the horrible train ride that students created with you, (show don’t tell), was a great idea to have them participate and be even more engaged. The students enjoyed seeing you at school, especially the lucky ones who were able to stay after school, have their books signed and have their photo taken with you.

    Thank you for making our 9th annual Read All Day even more special!

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