Today our 8th grade DPMS students had the opportunity to meet an author for the very first time. As an extra bonus, we were so lucky that this author happened to be Lynda Mullaly Hunt. After sharing her inspirations for both of her books One for the Murphys and Fish in a Tree, our students had the opportunity to ask her questions. Excited about speaking with a professional author for the very first time, our students were especially interested in learning more about Lynda's writing process. Our students wanted to know everything about how to overcome writer's block, avoiding writing a "bad ending," and where she finds her writing ideas.
After saying goodbye, the library was abuzz with "That was so cool!" and "She was so good!" Thank you Lynda Mullaly Hunt for inspiring our young writers and giving your time to speak with our students. Writers who take time for their young readers show kids that their voices matter.