|Gabe (C) and some friends.|
Yes, that's the school that will be getting the library of books from MeeGenius and it's where my godson Gabe attends school. He is mainstreamed in a regular class and those kids were the most supportive group of friends through this entire contest. Daily asking his mom about the votes, saying they read the book and voted, and cheering Gabe and his book on all the way. So today the teachers and Gabe's aid threw a celebration party for the winning book. Gabe's mom made the entire class t-shirts with chicken boy's battle cry on it.
How lucky was I that I got to go and witness it?!
|I LOVE that Gabe (down left) is into whatever is on his finger.|
|Cards made for Gabe.|
I started doing book signings and readings last fall for my novel, but it's been a while since my audience wasn't even old enough to THINK about driving. But I loved it. I was right back to my past of doing years of children's theater and remembering the honesty a child can give in a simple statement.
|"You Inspire all of us"|
I hope I get a chance to talk to much more of our future in these types of events. The budding writers have much to ask and I'm more than happy to share.
A congrats to Gabe and a huge thank you to the third graders at Radcliffe! They helped us win the popular vote - and some awesome MeeGenius books are coming their way!