Sherrilyn Kenyon’s recent school visit to inspire creativity in kids at one Mt. Pleasant High School seems like The Most Awesome School Visit Ever. I don’t remember having an author ever come to my school to give a talk. And I’m pretty sure if one did, she (or he) wasn’t a romance novelist.
In fact, I’m pretty sure I was convinced after one particularly lackluster Career Day that it would be a good idea to be an accountant on the grounds that even if the economy is tanking, the world always needs accountants. I wish I had known as early as these kids now know that creativity matters just as much. Reading matters. Books matter. Of course, in all fairness, if I had known that, I wouldn’t be able to do my own taxes. But, I digress.
Do you remember an author ever coming to your school for a talk? Did it inspire you to read more or change what you were reading? Did it inspire you to write?
Photo by Christine Seiber