Clarkstown South High School

Thanks to the faculty & students of Clarkstown South High School for reading The Good Thief! This week I skyped into their classes. If your school is reading The Good Thief, go here to find out more about scheduling a school visit. In the meantime, enjoy these shots from the kids at Clarkstown. Personally, I’m […]

More School Visits

I’ve made a number of school visits this past month. The first was with a group of talented girls from The Young Women’s Leadership Schools in NYC. We met up at the Center for Fiction and had a fun afternoon talking about writing. Next, I went to Philadelphia, and took part in a program run by […]

While I Breathe, I Hope

Last week I visited South Carolina for the very first time. I learned their state motto: Dum Spiro Spero (While I breathe, I hope) and their state dance: The Shag. I also gave a reading at Coastal Carolina University and took part in “The Moveable Feast,” a very cool reading series organized by Litchfield Books. […]

Girls Write Now, Santa Claus & You

Today I did a workshop with Girls Write Now, a great organization that provides guidance, support, and opportunities for New York City’s underserved or at-risk high school girls. Each girl is matched with a female NYC author who mentors them through the program, takes monthly creative writing classes with them, and helps them to navigate the most […]