Last week, I had a unique opportunity. I was invited to spend an hour with kinderkids and talk about book covers.
I jumped at the chance.
For a long while, I haven't spent much time in a grade school. I wanted to see what was going on, get the rhythm of the school day, and make new little friends.
I arrived early and ran into the teacher in the hall who escorted me to the classroom. The large space had a special area for their cubbies, round tables to work at, play and learning stations, and a large rug sectioned into colorful squares.
The teacher went to retrieve the students while I set up. One by one they filed in the room and took a seat on the rug.
When all were assembled, I introduced myself and sat down. I began my talk with two really good books: Harold and the Purple Crayon and Goodnight Moon. We talked about what color stands out? Is the title big or little? Is the author's name big or little? What else to you see in the cover? How does the cover make you feel?
The teacher had said this group was bright and she was right. No one was shy and they answered my questions. At the end of my discussion, they asked their own questions. How long have I been writing? How many words are in my books? Is Batman my real name? We talked about fiction has real elements--like plumbing. LOL
The kids are going to write their own books. I said I would love to read them and they asked if I could come back. Gladly!
I'm showing off my new cover for Temporarily Insane. Do you like the blue?
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