Saturday, February 27, 2010

Sanpete County

A few months ago somebody wrote a comment asking if I wanted to come to Sanpete county and speak to a few elementary schools. I haven't done school visits in a while, and they are always so fun. so I said yes. I'm glad I did.

I love small towns. I grew up in one, and currently live in a big city. It was refreshing to drive until all you can see is lots and lots of earth. No buildings, no cement, no asphalt; just earth.

Actually, I saw more snow than earth, but I used my imagination.

Anyway, the school visits went great. Nobody booed, and I didn't get rocks thrown at me like last time, so I'm counting it a success. I met many people who had read my books, and many more who seemed genuinely excited about discovering them for the first time.

Best of all I got to meet Kate Palmer, and found out that she is a fellow writer. We listen to the same podcasts, know the same people, and it was fun to talk with her as we drove from school to school.

I was filmed for the local television channel, so if one of your hobbies is seeing a grown man stare awkwardly at the camera, boy have I made your wildest dreams come true. Luckily you have to live in Sanpete County to see me, so most of you (thankfully) are out of luck.

Best of all was I premiered my new book trailer--the one for Almost Super--and the kids seemed to like it. I'm hoping to have it posted here by the end of the weekend, so stay tuned.


Kristi Stevens said...

I sense an opportunity for blackmail here. Just how easy do you think it would be for me to post said video . . . for all non Sanpeters? Hm. Sounds tempting.

Glad you enjoyed our little valley. It is a wonderful little place. Though, you could have used a much better photo to represent us. Sheesh. We have Alpaca farms too, you know.

L.T. Elliot said...

I frickin' LOVED Almost Super and I can't wait for the rest of the world to, also!

Congrats on the San Pete visit and TV interview. I'll have to ask Kristi about that bribe...

Kate said...

So I was thinking, "You stopped to take a picture of the turkeys? When did you do that?" Then I realized there was no snow.

It was great to have you visit. All the principals were very positive about your presentation. The message is a good one for students and your new book sounds very fun.

Kristi--no worries. I plan on posting the interview as soon as my husband finishes the editing.

Matthew Buckley said...

You can't post the interview...I didn't sign a model release form.


Zack Hall said...

I really liked it when you came to our school. I was one of the kids that interviewed you and that was really cool. I'm glad you came.

Marion Jensen said...

I remember that interview, Zack. It was very fun to meet you and your fellow interviewers. Hopefully I can come back there someday.

rsgoldfeng said...

Best of all wasDiablo III items I premiered my new book trailer--the one for Almost Super--and the kids seemed to like it. I'm hoping to have it posted here by the end of the weekend,Buy Guild Wars 2 Gold so stay tuned.