When my aunt came to me stating that she informed my former principal at my middle school of my published book, I’m sure I became pink. Then when she relayed that I was invited to guest speak I’ll admit I freaked “No!” Have I mentioned my fear of public speaking? Next I regained my composure “Maybe when my fifth book comes out” I suggested playfully.
A couple weeks later after speaking at the career fair in D.C. I built up some confidence. Thankfully my aunt never informed my principal of my first decline of the offer, and I had the opportunity to go speak to the students at my old school. I had a blast and will be more than willing to return when my fifth book comes out!
It was also good to be back in the city. I Love Manhattan and it felt wonderful to be home.A friend of mine joined me on the trip and was visiting for the first time so we had an excuse to do some touristy things along with my good friends up there.
I had the opportunity to return to my middle school and guest speak about my book, Feel Free to Fly. This was a different experience from my D.C. trip where I mostly spoke of being a writer and how I got started. These children were older and had questions about my book, the writing process and my life : )
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I was invited to speak at a career fair at a D.C. public Elementary about being a writer. It was an interesting and rewarding experience to say the very least! This was something like my first gig and I am starting to feel like an author…
Making the front page of the local. One small picture. One large achievement for a new authoress! Interview by Amy Condra of the Mechanicsville Local.
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