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The Best School Author Visit Ever!

I had an incredible classroom visit this week. I’ve done school and library author appearances before, from a reading for 20 to presentations with 200 all squashed together on the cafeteria floor.  They were fun and the kids got involved as we talked and created a story together. But this . . . wow. Mrs. Auten teaches a combined 4th/5th class at Brown Elementary here in Brownsburg.  Through the Shimmer of Time had been recommended as a book to tie in with a visit to Conner Prairie, so she contacted me and purchased one to read aloud to the class.  They finished it before Fall Break, visited Conner Prairie, and then invited me to the class for a Q & A session. Sounds good, right? And then I found out what an amazing teacher Mrs. Auten is. As she read each chapter, she asked the kids to listen for a particular thing … Continue reading

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