Celebrate the book

Five great days of festival-izing the joys of reading and writing at the Virginia Festival of the Book here in Charlottesville!  I visited Meriwether Lewis School and the amazing 3rd, 4th and 5th graders there, who have enthusiasm coming out of their ears -- it was so much fun, I didn't want to leave.  We talked about getting inspired, getting to the end, and creating a story to capture your reader.  Then bookstore events, panels, receptions, a whirlwind, all terrific.