Ociee and I just spent a delightful morning at Belmont Hills Elementary School in Smyrna, Georgia. What a grand time we had!
Our audiences were made up of the 4th and 5th graders, all of whom were polite, responsive, enthusiastic, and asked truly interesting questions---one boy, in particular. This young man will know who he is because he said he was smart; AND his teacher agreed!
Another boy, a math whiz, gave me a big hug in the hallway later in the day. I thrive on hugs. Thank you.
And the last group all asked me for autographs. Grin. I felt like a celebrity, sure enough.
Had my late grandmother Ociee Nash, REALLY been there with me, she would have been very impressed with this school.
I don't know if any of the students will go right home and begin to write their own books, but many seemed to want to read mine. Reading is a great start to writing!
My congratulations to the faculty and staff of this very fine Cobb County school.
Happy summer to all of you, and thank you again, Linda Kelleher, for inviting me to Belmont Hills Career Day!