And I'm excited this year to be giving two types of presentations: a FREE one to adults about boys and literacy (PTAs, PACs, public libraries and parents' groups), and another (sorry, not free!) to students grades 4 to 8 about how I research my novels (which means tons of amusing anecdotes, not to mention special encouragement to read and write). Check out http://www.pamwithers.com/talks
Better yet, I'm off to California for two months to write and do presentations for schools, libraries and parents' groups. If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, feel free to book me now. If you live en route from my Vancouver, Canada home (i.e., western Washington, Oregon), you're also eligible for a talk without travel expenses. http://www.pamwithers.com/contact Toll-free: 1-866-413-9216
Want to know my most embarrassing moment in a school presentation? The time I had to rise very early for a long drive, so I wore my comfy driving shoes and took along my nice dress shoes to change into. I arrived, changed into my nice shoes, walked in and gave the presentation. Only afterwards did I glance down and see that I had on one (brown) dress shoe and one (black) driving shoe. No wonder a few teen girls in the front row were snickering. Or maybe I was kicking off a new fashion trend?
Happy back to school week!