Last year I visited numerous schools, kindergartens and children's centres and spoke with children from age four to sixteen about writing books, being an author, the process of how books are made and my love of reading.
Recently I received a lovely photograph from a centre that I visited, along with an email from the centre director, Jenny. Jenny explained that it was a highlight to see young Ava read her book in front of the group. She is a shy girl and this was the first time she had come up to the front! Thank you to Ava's parents, who have given permission to share this lovely photograph and to Jenny for the invitation to visit the centre.
And yes, Jenny, I'd love to come back and do it again this year! You and your staff do such wonderful work with your groups to teach them about authors and the joy of books - and it shows!