A group of Balch Elementary School third-graders and I had a great time talking about books, writing, pirates, and FISH in the packed school library. A few miniature journalists in the class came prepared with questions. Here's a sample:
"Did you always want to be a writer?"
No, I said, I wanted to be in the NBA. They laughed.
"Did you play sports when you were younger?"
Yes: lacrosse, basketball, football, swimming. This answer generated numerous high-fives.
"Did you write Twilight?"
No, and you can tell by my car.
"Is Fish a series?"
Not yet....but of course I have plans for him!