Laurel got my e-mail from Jen Robinson, I guess Laurel was looking for some kidlit lovers in GA and Jen knew I lived in GA and passed on my info to Laurel who e-mailed me. My life was CRAZY at the time, but I followed Laurels Blog and became a Facebook friend and was so excited when she had her first book, Up and Down the Scratchy Mountains published. I met her at the Decatur Book Festival, where my daughter was Laurels first official book signing - how cool is that.
Well, around that time a 4th grade teacher was looking for some ideas for her gifted kids to do a book study and I recommended Laurel's book and I asked Laurel if she would like to do an author visit with the 14 kids...
and so now tomorrow she is COMING to visit us. The kids are SOO excited - they are going to eat lunch with her and then they have a super secret thing planned for her!
This is the part of being a media specialist I love the most - connecting kids with reading in ways that they might not get a chance to otherwise.
I will have pictures and stories tomorrow!!