I'm heading to Iowa City, Iowa on Sunday for a week.
I'll be doing a residency as a component of a Community Reading Month that is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.
I'll be speaking to students from 19 Iowa City schools.
Past author residencies for this program have included Ashley Bryan, Pat Cummings, Jerry Spinelli, Brian Jacques, Gail Gibbons, Chris Crutcher, Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, Lynn Reiser, E. B. Lewis, and Peter Catalanotto.
Last year's author was Deborah Wiles, so I have some big shoes to follow!
No, wait a minute, that's not the right expression. You FILL big shoes, not follow them, right?
And I am certainly not implying that Deborah Wiles has big feet.
She's a Southerner. I'm sure she has lovely little feet.
It's a hard act that you follow, not big shoes.
I have a hard act to follow.
But I'll give it my best shot.