A few times a year, I get to be a spokesperson. And although I’d rather let my pen do the talking, I must say that speaking out for a good cause is not a waste of time, not at all, not for me. School and library presentations, book signings are part of the job, and essential – crucial even! – if you want your stories to be read by as many as possible. As a writer, I have an extra responsibility (that’s how I feel, at least) as a reading promoter for children, families, but also for our teachers – the heroes of our future generations! Now, kids are easy. You show them how wonderful books are and they dig right in. Parents are a little trickier, you’ll have to convince some of them. But teach
All Hands On Deck!
There is nothing -- absolutely nothing -- half so much worth doing as simply dreaming about in words. In or out of 'em, it doesn't matter. Nothing seems really to matter, that's the charm of it. Whether you get published, or whether you don't; whether you finish what you’ve started or whether you create something else, or whether you never write anything down at all, you're always busy …"
- Inspired by the words of Ratty to Mole in Wind in the Willows, a children's book by Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932)