Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Snow What? Author Visits via Skype

Author Courtney Sheinmel Visits via Skype 
Book Raffle Winner Kat Galgano
We did not let weather conditions stop us from having a great time yesterday afternoon with young adult author, Courtney Sheinmel. Since she could not make it to our school, we decided to Skype instead. Courtney spoke to our students about how she made the transition from law school to writer. She discussed her writing process and her strategy for being self-employed - she writes 1,000 words or more a day (sometimes in a half an hour and sometimes in 8 hours)! Her presentation was insightful and witty. Courtney also read a chapter in her latest novel, Edgewater, which is about sisters. Coincidentally, her own sister, Alyssa Sheinmel is a writer as well. Our students had a chance to ask her questions and we raffled off a copy of her book, which went to National English Honor Society officer, Katherine Galgano.  

She left us with this thought, "Do what you love." We couldn't agree more. Thanks Courtney! 

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