Springfield Township Middle School
Three of the students who introduced me at the start of each presentation...Thank you!
Hello, Grade 7!
I spent a December day with you speaking to you about one of my favorite topics: research!
I began by talking about how I grew up to be a writer and the types of books I chose to write. Then I introduced you to my rules of research. I talked about some of the interesting (and occasionally strange) adventures I've had. I told you the story about the woman who went into the church at midnight and how I did my own research for that story (retrieving the key after driving down the lane and stopping at the second house on the right).
I told you about my experience with Senbi the Scribe, the Egyptian mummy at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. You can see Senbi right here.
l told you about (and showed you a few photos from) my book, Faces from the Past: Forgotten People of North America.
I answered your questions after each presentation.
At lunch I was really glad to have time to meet with a small group of students over pizza to talk in more detail about writing and research.
I enjoyed the chance to talk to you and share my research experiences.
I want to thank your fantastic librarian, Mrs. Becker, for arranging my visit. You have a great library--it looks like the perfect place to do some research to me!