I have been terrible about updating my blog, so let me catch everyone up on the last several months! The school year has been extremely busy both at elementary schools and middle and high schools. With the addition of the "Authors of Mystery and Horror" program that I have posted about in earlier blogs, my October, November and January of this year have been extremely busy - and that's a good thing! I have already booked up a large portion of next October and now have booked the first program for January 2009 as well as booking some libraries already for the summer of 2009 also!
As a former middle and high school teacher, I have really enjoyed being able to perform for this age range - they are a great group and are often overlooked. After completing a show at a middle school in Greenville, SC this week, I had the opportunity to spend a few minutes at the end of the day in the Media Center, where they had many of the books and authors I highlight in my show on display. Students came in one after another and grabbed the books off the shelf, and the media specialist told me that some of those students have hardly ever checked out books from the library - much less books on Poe! And that is the reason that I perform the show - to encourage students to check out the classics of mystery and horror - because they are classics for a very good reason.
My little girl Reagan is also doing great! She is sitting up and rolling over and a tooth is trying to come in as well! She is growing so fast! Christmas was extra special this year with her as part of the family! Here is a picture:
Her Hello Kitty bowl was her favorite Christmas present! She ignored the rest!
Well, I hear Reagan waking up right now - so this blog must come to an end!
Stay tuned for some hilarious pictures from an elementary show down in south Georgia!
Have a great day!