Recent Events

Spearman Texas Library Event

I recently went to Spearman Texas and did a reading at the local library. What a hoot! 

It was great seeing Spearman again. The cobblestone streets, my Grandmother's old house, my cousin's farm; all were delightful.

 

 

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The library event itself was great. The kids enjoyed themselves as did the adults who came. The mayor even came over to get his copy of the book signed. I had a great time! 

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Texhoma School Event

While in the area, I also did an event for the Elementary students in Texhoma, Tx. We had the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grade classes.

Texhoma is a town that straddles two states. There is a Texhoma Texas and a Texhoma Oklahoma. This means that in this small town of approximately 1,200 people there are two different school systems. So, the Oklahoma elementary school got a bus and brought their students the 6 blocks or so to attend the event in The Texas elementary school.

The kids and I had a wonderful time. I defined for them some very interesting words like logorrhea (excessive talking or diarrhea of the  mouth) and anatidaephobia, the fear that a duck is looking at you. The kids got a real kick out of that one.

I felt the entire event was worth it when one of the students asked me for tips on how to be a writer! If I can inspire even a few children to read more, write more or learn new words, I feel my event was a success.

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