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When Opportunities Arise

Last week, I had an amazing opportunity to go into a middle school here in my neighborhood, and talk to more than a hundred 7th graders about my writing (in particular, The King's Daughter), and the publishing process. To be perfectly honest, I was pretty nervous going in. The night before I was contemplating the different ways that the talks could go–repeatedly reminding myself that it was just a bunch of 7th graders–how bad could it really be? I talked with five classes over the course of the day, and it turned out really well.

I was surprised at the number of questions that I received as well as the sincerity of the questions that were asked. It's been a while since I shared my story, how I got started writing, and how/why I wrote this first book. So it was a great confidence booster to hear how much I inspired these young students to explore their imagination and creativity through writing and even drawing. Then, today I ran into the wife of the teacher whom I spent the da…