About a month ago, I received an email from Once Upon a Time Bookstore asking if we wanted to host Tim Federle at one of our schools. My immediate reaction - well of course! Then I looked at the date and wanted to cry. It was right at the beginning of testing. So, after a few more emails and some logistical tweaking, we worked it out that Tim would come after school and meet with the Middle School Drama Class at Marshall Fundamental. Phew!
By the way, for those of you who don't know, Tim is the debut author of BETTER NATE THAN EVER. I love seeing all those copies of his book just waiting to be picked up.
I knew that the fantastic teacher/librarian - Mr. Butler - had read the book and would do his best to prep the students. Finally, the day arrived and Tim would be visiting.
We met at the library at the school. Since it was a small group, we just pulled up chairs and hung out.
I had never done an author visit with Middle School students before. They're a bit different from those elementary kids I normally work with. But Tim was great with them.
He read some from his book BETTER NATE THAN EVER.
He shared all kinds of stuff from his dance and theater experience to writing advice. I think the students really enjoyed it. A few of the students bought books and had them signed.
And though I don't have any pictures of this, the after event chat with Tim and a few folks was definitely the highlight on my afternoon.
Thanks Tim for coming out and hanging with the students at Marshall Fundamental. And thank you to Once Upon a Time and Simon & Schuster for making the visit possible.
Check out Tim Federle talking about BETTER NATE THAN EVER.
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