Monday, November 30, 2009

Can't shut me up!!

Probably the coolest thing about having a YA (Young Adult for those who don't know) book out there is the reception by schools.

I'm a ...let's say 'lively' speaker .. I'm not shy, and I like to have fun, particularly when I get a microphone in my hands.

And schools like enthusiastic writers!

Think about it, most writers want to do just that ... write. Well, being ambidextrous, I not only write, but I right .. and, er, left.

(head scratching)

Where was I going with this?

Oh, yeah, writers can be ... well ... dull in person. No, not all of them, some are quite fun to listen to. But most of them are writers because they aren't speakers.

I, on the other hand, was a speaker before being a writer, and I love doing what my wife calls, 'showing off.'

So how does this relate?

It relates because I'm getting quite a few speaking engagements with schools. I'll be doing two Chicago writing fairs in the next two months and speaking over the next few months with (as of today) seven schools. I've also spoken with several Girl Scout Troops and am working on a big Boy Scout meeting.

Boo-ya! I'm in my element. I love talking with groups that still think the word, "poop" is something to giggle about.

Cuz we're just having fun, y'know!


1 comment:

  1. Sounds awesome, Norm.

    I would love to do some tag-team speaking engagements with you once Bible Camp Zombies comes out.