Libarary Visits Feedback

Back in July, had a chance to visit the Duxbury Free Library in Duxbury, MA as part of an author visit that Westwinds Bookshop put together. Even though it was a beautiful summer day, I had a great turnout for the event (I think there were 30 people or more). In addition to doing a reading, I took the audience through the process of writing a mystery and told them how I got started with the Ballpark Mysteries. I had a lot of fun, and it was nice to meet some of the readers afterwards for a book signing.

But what was really nice was the email that I received from the head of children’s services:

Hi David,

Just wanted to thank you again for the outstanding visit to our library last week. You are a terrific presenter! You gave the audience a simple yet complete understanding of the writing process and I know at least one of the attendees has been inspired to try creating a story.

I hope we can have you back another time. Maybe with a new book?

Head of Children’s Services
Duxbury Free Library
Duxbury, Ma 02332

Recent Events

This week I”ve had the privilege of doing a couple of great author visits. The first was with the Massachusetts School Library Association – 2012 Conference as part of their Author Fest, where I got to sign the BALLPARK MYSTERIES, including the new ASTRO OUTLAW, and talk to school librarians about reading and my BALLPARK MYSTERIES Author Visits.

Signing Books at MSLA 2012

I had a great time, and it”s amazing the dedication and interest that our school librarians have for helping kids learn to read!

The second event I did this week was an author visit at West Elementary School in Andover, Mass.

Reading the Ballpark Mysteries to the first and second graders at West Elementary in Andover, Mass.

I showed their first and second grade classes how I create the BALLPARK MYSTERIES, including how I handled all that initial rejection of the first manuscripts as well as the lengthy revision process they have to go through before they become published books.