Tuesday, April 19, 2011

School Q&A

Today we went for our very first Q&A session at a school and it was amazing.  I really had no idea what to expect or what to do, but it turned out fine.

We were introduced to the 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th graders at our kid's school and even though we knew some of them it was unnerving.

To start, we had the 5th and 6th grade classes together and we started by reading to them.  They sat silently until we finished and then we opened up to some questions, which were amazing.  Then we did the 4th grade and finally the 3rd grade, which is our son's class.

Every one of the kids that asked a question, which was most of them, made our lives easier.  They were interested in every facet of writing and what is entailed in the journey.  They asked questions about the book itself and also wanted to know about the sequel.  There wasn't a kid in the place that didn't have an interesting and sometimes difficult question to answer.

My personal favorite question of the day was, "How old do you have to be to start writing a book and get it published?"  To that we said, "There is no age limit, if you have an idea that you want to write, then write it and never think you are too old or young."

Even though we started the day with intense nausea and anxiety, now that it is done I can say it was amazing.  Thank you to the kids at CTC, your questions were amazing.  See some of the example questions at www.facebook.com/tristenmagicshop.


  1. I don't think you'll find a more honest group of critics than a schoolroom full of kids. Good job.

  2. Thanks. It was amazingly fun and I would recommend it to anyone.