Monterey Hills Elementary is not too far from my house . . .
The school was celebrating their Young Author's Week, and since I'm a young author, I was invited to speak!
What was that? Oh. Okay. Um, I think that the "young authors" they were referring to were their own students.
So, we began setting up in the cafe-torium . . .
When, suddenly . . . BEEEEEEEEP, BEEEEEEEP, BEEEEEP. No, Peepy didn't light anything on fire. It was a fire drill!!!! BEEEEP . . .
We were totally impressed by how calm and collected everyone was . . .
One time, I was giving a presentation at a high school in the Chicago area, when BEEEEEEEP!!! Fire drill?
No! It was a real fire!!!!
Oops. Digression. Back to South Pasadena. I told the students that even though the many of my books are set in the fictional town of Rancho Rosetta, CA, it's really South Pasadena. Here's what they thought about that . . .
After, we visited the library. Super librarian Amy Blum and her furry friend presented us with CHOCOLATE!!!!
(How did she know that we love that stuff?)
Here's more of the library and some book lovers . . .
BTW, look! I get to play library at home . . .
Oops. That's another digression. Before we left Monterey Hills Elementary, Peepy got a gift all her own. These three played a concert just for her!
So how did we cap off our great afternoon? Here's how . . .
Hey! What's that? Why, it's the Children's Choice Book Awards . . . the only national book awards program where winning titles are selected by young readers of all ages. And who's hosting? CLICK HERE to find out. (Squeeeee!!!)
And finally, there's this. Look what I saw when visiting Art Center College of Design, near the Rose Bowl. Don't you want one of your own?
Books make lovely gifts for you or someone you know, or someone you may know sometime. If you'd like an autographed book o' mine, order from Vroman's. Be sure to tell them that you'd like me to sign them, and include the name(s) of who the books should be made out to. Then Vroman's will mail it/them to you!"
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