Recently, I spoke at a middle school. One of the teachers there is a girl I’ve known since she was a teenager, and it was Career Day. She thought the kids might like to meet an author and hear what I do for work. It was fun—I love doing those types of things, and kids always have the best questions.
This class also wrote me thank-you notes. Here are some of the cute things they said:
I have always wanted to be an author. I am writing a book. It is only six chapters and it won’t be as long as yours. It is about aliens.
It was so lovely to learn that it takes about 4 months just for a first draft.
Your strategies will help me in the future. In fact, we had to type a paper for language arts, and I didn’t know where to start, so I began by asking myself “what if” questions. This helped me write the best story ever!
I think it is so cool that you know Miss Russo.
I will always treasure the signature you gave me.
You are a very nice and pretty lady, and now I am going to buy one of your great books!
You did great on your presentation!
Thank you so much for coming to our school’s Career Day. It gave me a break from all the boring academics.
You can see why I love doing this.