Where do you get your ideas? Does Lauren (If You Loved Me) ever take Tyler back? Did any of that stuff that happens in your books ever happen to you? I stayed up all night to finish Baby Help. How long does it take to write a book? You should write my story....
I never tire of engaging with teen readers, answering their questions, hearing their responses, considering their ideas. I love getting the emails that say: “This book (But What About Me) helped me think about where my life was going—a place I didn’t want it to go.” Or, “Detour for Emmywas the first book I ever read all the way through and now I’ve read three more of your books. I want to read them all.” I appreciate the emails and I always, always answer them. But as much as I love that process, I love even more talking face to face with readers at high schools and middle schools.
Over the years, besides visiting numerous California schools, I’ve visited schools across the nation, including in New York, Texas, Washington State, Florida, Illinois, New Mexico, and Ohio, and have enjoyed talking with reluctant readers, aspiring writers, college bound and alternative school kids, those in ELL, Special Ed, and Teen Pregnancy/Parenting programs.
Every presentation is customized to meet the needs and interests of students at specific sites.
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