Excerpts from letters from kids after a school visit:
"I thank you for coming and I am jumpy for your newest book."
"Your presentation was a lot better than the last author that came here!"
"Hey. I'm the one that complemented your writing and then regretted it."
"You were awesome up there. Now I know how to write. You talt [sic] me how to write a book. Thanks a hole [sic] lot. You were great even in front of like 94 kids."
The next one is in reference to Taking Care of Moses. I love it when kids invent words that make so much sense:
"I have been to a church before and I have seen babies being bathtized"
This next one is so eloquent. His mother would be darned proud:
"Now that you have told my fellow classmates and I about how you incorporate your life with your books, it makes me want to read all of your books. You are kind of a celebrity now at our school, but at least you are a real person. Barbara O'Connor, you are a really good writer and presenter."
[Now THAT kid may grow up to be President!]