School Visit Season (Subtitle: two weeks of amazing potlucks)

October has been school visit season for me, and I’ve had the pleasure of speaking with students in schools from San Francisco to Humboldt County. I’m guilty of not taking as many photos as I should, but that’s because I’m usually distracted by the awesomeness of the schools, teachers, and students (not to mention the unbelievably yummy potlucks that are often also part of the deal).

I had a lovely time at the Tenderloin Community School in SF a few weeks ago with an amazing crowd of authors (photo below). Then last week, I headed north to the Humboldt County Author Festival. It’s only my second time participating, but these people know how to do it RIGHT—maybe because the volunteers have been organizing this incredible event since the 1970s. Wow. There are so many highlights between the two days of school visits and reader’s theater, but I think the Friday night dinner is my favorite part. Each author speaks for three minutes—it’s such a fun way to learn about people. And after returning to the Bay Area, I had the pleasure of visiting Jefferson Elementary School in SF for the first time—great authors, great teachers, great students, great questions, and AGAIN, great food. I'm truly blessed.

I'll be back soon with exciting news and info about upcoming appearances and books. It’s shaping up to be a busy fall/winter, and I can hardly wait. In the meantime, I’ve collected some photos below, a few of which are mine. The rest have been borrowed from people who actually remember to take pictures.