Author Visit- My Kids School

This week I had the privilege of sharing my Hero’s Journey with the elementary students at my children’s school. I love the school and learning environment around the students. They invite parents and members of the community to share their passions and the paths including the twist, set backs and inspirations, also known as “The Hero’s Journey”.

I’ve read to larger audiences and even older middle schoolers, but I was most nervous about reading and sharing at my children’s school.  It’s a welcome, nurturing and uplifting setting. It’s also were my kids spend a large percentage of their waking day. LOL, I did not want to spoil their home turf.

A year ago, I didn’t think I had a lot to share. My husband was invited to share, and of course it made sense. He’s an amazing thinker and speaker and I’m so proud of him and his experiences. It’s joy watching him gather information and succinctly put it together to help his clients get better results. He’s a master at that.

I’d written and published a well received children’s picture book, but wanted to do so much more, but wasn’t sure of the directions. I’m still on my journey, but after writing and publishing the second book the end vision is getting stronger.

Short term goals, I have a production work plan for this year and on the hunt for publishing mentor. Write everyday. Find my readers. Love my readers.

Acton Reading

Here are a few questions the children asked:

  • What was your call to action on your Hero’s Journey? That is, what made you want to be an author and how did you get involved in writing professionally?
  • What inspired the titles of your books? What inspired the stories?
  • We’ve read a lot about how rejection letters inspired authors along the way. Did you ever experience this and if so, did it help you? How?
  • Did you ever make mistakes in your writing that you kept because they worked? What were they? What big changes did you make?
  • What are you most proud of?
  • What has been your greatest challenge? Greatest failure?
  • Where are your books sold? May we hear one?
  • What’s your favorite part of your books?
  • How long does it take to write
  • How many books do you plan to write
  • How long do you plan on writing books?
  • and my favorite…
  • How old are you?

Happy hugs,

Yolanda

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