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SEE ME AT VANCOUVER WRITERS FESTIVAL THIS WEEK!

Calling all fans in Vancouver and BC! I’ll be appearing at the Vancouver Writers Festival this Tuesday and Wednesday. It’s one of my favorite events in one of my all-time favorite cities. I can’t wait! Hope to see you there!

ON THE ROAD AGAIN!

Fall is here, and I’ve hit the road again, visiting schools and libraries and meeting my readers on the RESTART/PAYBACK tour. Great times! My latest school shirt comes from a memorable day at Wilbraham Middle School in Wilbraham, MA. Thanks for a fantastic welcome!

BACK TO ARKANSAS!

The schools of Arkansas have welcomed me so many times over the years. This great shirt is from an even greater school: Kraus Middle, in Clarksville, AR!

REAL MEN WEAR PINK

This week’s school shirt was presented to me by the cheerleading squad at Middle Township Middle School in beautiful Cape May Courthouse NJ – which is a wonderful place to visit – except when the bridge is closed for repairs but that’s news to your GPS. Go Panthers!

“ABOVE AND BEYOND”

That’s the motto of Lake Denoon Middle School in Muskego, WI, this week’s school t-shirt (sunglasses not included). They went “above and beyond” to extend this visiting author a warm welcome in sub-zero temperatures!

BRIARCLIFF MANOR, NY!

No, I haven’t run out of school t-shirts yet. This one is from Briarcliff Manor School district in Westchester County, NY, given to me during a visit to the incomparable Todd Elementary!

HAPPY SEPTEMBER!

Now that basically EVERYBODY is back to school, my quest to wear a different school t-shirt through every week of 2017 rolls into the fall! This one is from Pleasant Hill Middle School in Lexington, SC. Remember me? My visit was a long time ago … but the shirt lives on!

THINKING OF HOUSTON

When I first started publishing my books in the USA, so many of my early tours were of schools in the Houston area. I’m thinking of those awesome schools today – and the thousands of fantastic kids and educators I met – and praying that the worst is over for them. This t-shirt is from […]

MOUNTAIN HOME, ARKANSAS

As summer wheels into its final lap, you can’t beat this t-shirt from Mountain Home Middle School, in Mountain Home, Arkansas. This Arkansas mini-tour seemed doomed from the start, marred first by a blizzard in Mountain Home, and then tornadoes around Little Rock, when I tried to fly in. But we made it happen and […]

BACK TO FLORIDA

Amazing memories from a fantastic visit – and one of my all-time favorite school names: Upthegrove Elementary in LaBelle, Florida!