Every time I wanted to update the web-site ... something crazy seemed to happen! Back on September 10, I got up bright and early and headed down I-35 ... then 77 to Giddings, TX for the Texas Word Wrangler Festival! I was lucky enough to talk to the 1st Graders at Giddings Elementary about writing, how a book is published and then we sang Went Out To Get a Donut - Came Home With a Muffin. It was so much fun! In these pictures, I am showing the kids how a book is printed.
After I was finished at the school, I stopped by an antique shop and found this great globe! I have started to collect globes and will put them all on the ledge up in the loft -- I think they are so interesting .. I then proceeded to my hotel and made some more RED Crayon bookmarks!
Then ... had to get ready for the DINNER! The theme was cowboy/cowgirl ...
When I got to the Dinner, there was this surprise waiting for me ... All of the First Graders signed this giant card for me! So Awesome!!!!!!!
The fundraising dinner was packed and the Mayor of Giddings spoke about how lucky they are to have all these authors come to their city!
I believe there were about 125 people packed into their meeting room! The food was fabulous!!! And they gave us these really cute lunch boxes, filled with all kinds of goodies!
The author tribute wall ...
The library had these biographies of every author on top of the shelves of books!
READY for the kids to come!!!!!! Bring 'em on!
I set up a writing prompt ... hope the Beaver doesn't eat it!
My first sale of the day!
The kids have arrived!!!!!!
They had autograph sheets and interview questions ... it was so much fun!
This boy was interviewing me ... and SUCCESS .... kids adding to the writing prompt!
The little girl in the dress just finished interviewing me and these two loved the writing prompt!
LUNCH ... I have to say ... they fed us well in Giddings!!!!
Fresh Fried CATFISH! YUMMMMMMMMMMMY!!!!
I did not have a piece of cake ... I ate a LOT of catfish!
The 2nd writing prompt!
She was one of the First Graders I read to!
After sitting by the Beaver for 1-1/2 days .... I just HAD to do this!!!!!!!
I had a wonderful time in Giddings for the Texas Word Wrangler Festival and I hope I get invited back again next year!
For more information on the Texas Word Wrangler Festival
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