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dashka-slater's picture
Dec.18.2012
My blog posts, not to mention my Tweets and Facebook posts, have been a cavalcade of self-promotion these days. Not that I'm apologizing for it -- that's just how it is when you have a new book out. But last week, just as I was getting ready to let everyone know that I was being interviewed...
catherine-stine's picture
Mar.03.2011
In honor of Dr. Seuss Day, March 2nd, I drove out to a school in Lodi, NJ and did a booktalk and readathon with the fourth grade kids. Every time I do a school visit, I am so very clear why I write for kids. Kids are amazing and fun and so pumped to read good stories! To backtrack a little, the...
dashka-slater's picture
Oct.25.2010
Previous Entry | Next Entry I just finished recording a new video spot, promoting my school visits. Recording the spot reminded me how much I love doing school visits, and how hard it is for schools to pay for them these days. So I’m offering some amazing discounts to schools and libraries that...
dashka-slater's picture
Nov.10.2009
One of my favorite parts of being a children's book writer is going into schools to talk about what I do. Not only is it an opportunity for me to get to get away from the computer and hang out with real people, it's also a chance to unleash my Inner Hambone. My school presentations are usually...
stacy-ann-nyikos's picture
Apr.17.2009
Where do you get those ideas? Wide-eyed, mouths open, kids ask me this at least five times a day at a school visit.  Let's face it, so do my friends. Until they read my books. My friends, that is. The answer I give? Ideas are all around us. You just have to listen and choose the ones that speak...
stacy-ann-nyikos's picture
Mar.16.2009
Whew. We made it. It's Spring Break!!! No matter how old I get, I can't help but get excited when this glorious week rolls around. I am spending the week in Charlottesville, Virginia, at my goddaughter's parent's house. I've got three school visits and a signing at the Virginia Festival of the Book...
andrea-alban-gosline's picture
Jan.15.2009
I read THE HAPPINESS TREE and JANUARY'S CHILD to the third grade class at Sanchez Elementary School this past June. My book buddy, Luis, was proud to stand by my side and assist me in passing out my gift of a new book to each of his classmates, many of whom rarely shelve a new book in their...
andrea-alban-gosline's picture
Dec.04.2008
My talkative puppet, TREENA, and I have visited scores of elementary schools, literary festivals, booksignings, and fundraisers throughout the San Francisco region since THE HAPPINESS TREE launched at the beginning of autumn. Together we have fascinated groups of tree-lovers with the tale of ten...