MIDDLE GRADE FICTION
Our middle grade fiction tour carries on. Walking the streets of New Orleans with Saltwater Taffy under my arm brought back an afternoon of memories from my days on the USA NETWORK show, THE BIG EASY.
On this trip we met some amazing parents, educators and children of all type in the Crescent City. I think the coolest thing about the trip was discovering the indie bookstore of OCTAVIA BOOKS, located in the Garden District. Filled with best selling books, Tom and Judith Lafitte (yes, Judith is related to the great pirate, Jean Lafitte) are two amazing bookstore owners. Their store is intimate and friendly, which was perfect for the kids who showed up for the Saltwater Taffy book sining. I especially…loved Grace, Annabel and their mother Elise!!! Judith and I are working on some area school visits, so look for a return trip, NEW ORLEANS. You have some amazing children, and we can’t wait to see them all again! Here are some shots from the road!
Saltwater Taffy is the award winning adventure novel for tweens and has been endorsed by 12 Teachers of the Year around the country.