OK, I'll admit it. I have the best job in the world! (At least it's the best job for me!) Award-winning authors Kate Messner and Linda Urban spent yesterday afternoon with my second, third, and fifth graders. Linda and Kate delivered amazing booktalks, discussed their writing and research process, and modeled what true friendship looks like. During the book signing, they provided writing advice and asked thoughtful questions. Thank you, Linda Urban and Kate Messner, for the stories you write, the respect you show readers, and for turning kids into avid readers.
A student asks Linda Urban why Hound Dog True is written in third person.
Kate Messner discusses her forthcoming novel, The Eye of the Storm.
This video demonstrates just one of the many things Kate Messner does to get a scene just right.
Kate Messner shares where she got the idea for Sea Monster's First Day.
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