That was my reaction when I found out about three fifth-grade fans in Michigan who love my books so much that they wouldn’t take no for an answer.
We had written back and forth, and the girls made me the most AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL notebook. Here it is:
I treasure it.
They wanted me to visit their school, but like most schools these days, theirs has a tight budget, and the girls were told it couldn’t be stretched to fund an author visit. Did they droop when they heard this? Did they give up? Not these spunky young women! Instead, they decided to take matters into their own hands. And so they held a bake sale. They organized a bottle drive. They came up with fun and creative ways to raise the needed funds (would you make a small donation to a good cause in order to wear jeans to school? A hat? I would!).
All their hard work paid off, because guess where I’ll be in a few weeks? Yup. At their elementary school. You can read about it here, in their local newspaper.
I can’t wait to meet Gabbi and Halee and Olivia in person!