It has been a most exciting autumn for Marty McGuire and me. Marty’s first chapter book adventure, MARTY MCGUIRE, was selected as the 2013 Global Read Aloud title for Grades 1-3, which means that classrooms all over the world are sharing her story. This makes my author-heart very, very happy indeed. It also makes my author-email-in-box a very busy place. I’ve been enjoying all the conversations I’m having with classes reading the book, the back-and-forth discussions on Twitter, and the Skype visits.
At this point, my free Skype visit schedule for this fall is mostly full, though, so I wanted to offer something else for classes with whom I may not be able to connect via Skype.
Marty McGuire Video Q and A
Starting today – on this very blog post – classes reading MARTY MCGUIRE as part of the Global Read Aloud can submit questions in the comments section of this blog, and I’ll choose a whole bunch of them to answer in a video that I’ll share the following Friday. We’ll do this until the Global Read Aloud wraps up in mid-November. Sound like fun? I think so!
Note: This post is closed to comments now. To ask a question for Video Q and A, please go to www.katemessner.com/blog and leave your question on the latest Q and A post!
If you’d like to submit a question to be considered for next week’s video, please leave a comment on this post that includes these things:1. The name of the school & teacher’s name 2. City/State/Country where your school is located 3. Your question! Note: If your comment doesn’t appear right away, don’t worry – and please don’t post it again! I moderate comments, and it takes me a little while to do that when I’m writing. But don’t worry. I’ll find it!
I won’t be able to answer every question via video, but I’ll sneak in as many as I can and try to answer the rest in blog comment replies, okay? Our first Video Q and A session will be posted on my blog (www.katemessner.com/blog) on Friday, October 11th!
In the mean time, if your class is enjoying MARTY MCGUIRE, you’ll want to check out Marty’s second adventure, MARTY MCGUIRE DIGS WORMS (available now!) and the forthcoming MARTY MCGUIRE HAS TOO MANY PETS, which comes out this winter from Scholastic.