After visiting with the Patricksburg students in the morning, I was whisked away, and soon found myself at Spencer Elementary. This school is about twice as big as Patricksburg. Over 700 students! Again I spoke with the younger students first and then the older ones. The older kids seemed especially attentive. I noticed a few who didn’t move a muscle during the entire presentation. I suspect there are some really good writers at this school. It was such a beautiful day, however, that I wanted to march all 700 of them outside for a journaling field trip! Well, maybe next time. Thank you, Spencer!
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.