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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Sayles School in Baltic CT

Today I spoke at Sayles School in Baltic CT. Below is my wife setting up for the event.The school librarian arranged for 4th, 5th, & 6th grades to come in for an hour, and grades 7 & 8 for another hour. I think we had around 150 kids. It was the largest group I've addressed and a few times I found myself clawing for what to say next; it was a bit overwhelming (but in a very positive way). The first group wanted all their bookmarks signed and most of the kids formed another line and asked Kelley to sign too! She loved it and the kids did, too.
This weekend is going to be very busy; I'll be in Rhode Island for a signing and then heading down to New Jersey and New York. And I'm looking forward to it!

1 comment:

Nathan R. Petrie said...

And then to good old KY and OH :D Can't wait to meet you Mr. Appleton. I'll be there at the signing ready to purchase and get a book signed ;)


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