James M Deem writes:
Hello, Grade 7!
I spent a December day with you speaking to you about one of my favorite topics: research!
I began by talking about how I grew up to be a writer and the types of books I chose to write. Then I introduced you to my rules of research. I talked about some of the interesting (and occasionally strange) adventures I've had.
At lunch I was really glad to have time to talk with a small group of students over pizza about writing and research. I enjoyed the chance to meet you.
I want to thank your librarian, Mrs. Becker, for arranging my visit. You have a great library--it looks like the perfect place to do some research to me!