Time to practice

Hi everyone,

I look forward to participating in the South Carolina International Reading Council conference this weekend at Hilton Head, SC. I haven’t been in several years and have missed many friends there so this is going to be like a reunion.

As one of the featured authors I’ll give a one hour presentation Friday morning and repeat it Saturday morning. I’ll sign books, enjoy the conference, and catch a late Saturday afternoon flight back here. I’m happy to say that Sandy is going with me.

This is the 44th annual state conference for SCIRA. This year’s theme is “Literacy…with Love.” My talk is titled, “If I Can Write, Your Kids Can Too.” I’ll present seven ways authors prepare for their work and relate how the same approaches help students improve their own writing.

I don’t always prepare talks with PowerPoint but this time I did so today I’ll be in rehearsal to make sure it all works. Between now and departure on Thursday, I need to work out the kinks and be ready. Wish me luck.