Cheryl spent the last day of the Broken Circle Book Tour at Ada Harris Elementary with groups of 5th and 6th graders in their beautiful open library space, discussing how back story and suspension of disbelief are valuable to writers especially in a trilogy, especially in a fantasy series such as The Broken Circle. She was joined by school librarian Annie Rump and also Anne from Yellow Book Road, who took book orders after the presentations.
To say the kids loved the idea that everyone is born with a certain kind of unrealized magic inside is an understatement, or that they have secret talents they don’t tell anyone about, not even their friends. Many of these kids are actually writing novellas in creative writing and their insight into how a story is made was impressive. Thank you, smart kids!
Thank you to everyone! We have all come away with lots of new ideas about the kinds of stories kids can relate to, and hope to bring more inspirational reading and writing to your kids and your schools!