Elise engaged both groups of boys in a discussion about the ideas behind her picture books and novels; how she generates them and the journey from concept to printed book. Imagination, family stories, pets, sports, experiences, dreams and "what if" questions were all discussed as great sources for book ideas.
In their writing classes, our boys do extensive revising and peer editing of their work, so to hear that even a professional writer needs to go through multiple drafts, was of great interest to them.
Ms. Broach's visit to Saint David's was sponsored by our wonderful Parent Association's Author Series Committee.
The clip below is from the morning session with first and second graders.