Pat McCarthy is the author of a dozen nonfiction books for children and young adults. She has published numerous stories, articles, puzzles and quizzes in magazines for children and adults. She teaches for the Institute of Children's Literature. She has also written encyclopedia articles and school curriculum. Pat is a retired elementary school teacher who subs to remain in touch with kids. Her hobbies are photography, travel, birding and scrapbooking.

Friday, November 06, 2009

This week's writing events

First of all, I think the Englewood school visit went well, although I got a sore throat after the sixth presentation!
Yesterday I spoke to 50 gifted students from Darke County at a restaurant in Dayton. Talked about writing and selling a book.
Now I'm off to my sister's, then to a reception tonight at The Book Company in Wooster. It's for the 100 or so Ohio writers and illustrators who are signing books tomorrow at the Buckeye Book Fair. I'm hoping some teachers and librarians will pick up my school visit brochures and that I might get some school visits through that.
Back to Kay's after the Book Fair and I'll stay there for ten days or so. Our friend Becky is coming from Pennsylvania and we'll be scrapbooking.


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