Today I had a great time visiting Liberty Elementary. This is a photo of me signing books, with Linda Mapes, the media specialist here at Liberty. She was nice enough to set up this whole author visit trip to the Chesterton area. These kids were all working on their own young author projects so they could really relate to what I had to say about the book-making process. At this point, they are in the rough draft phase. Mmm, yes, editing. Not my favorite. But we talked about how you have to love your idea enough to make it the best it can be. I think they understood that. Mrs. Mapes took me out for a nice lunch in the middle of the day, and I signed books in the library afterwards. Thank you, Liberty Elementary!
Kristin Joy Pratt-Serafini is an award-winning author and illustrator. She loves visiting schools and sharing her inspiring story of publishing her first book when she was only 16 years old with children.