One of the joys of being an author is a chance to interact with readers. On January 12, I had such an opportunity--at Eastlake High School on "the plateau" in Sammamish, Washington. With the encouragement of librarian Kathleen Dunbar, a group of avid high school readers gathers on Tuesday mornings to discuss books they have recently read. They are reading Daughter of Xanadu now, and I showed them some images of Mongolia with my PowerPoint pictures.
I met Kathleen four years ago, when she was librarian at Cleveland High School in Seattle, which serves students of a rich variety of ethnicities and cultures. It's great to keep in touch with librarians, whether they stay at one school or move. And it's terrific to talk to students who love reading!