Long time, no see. I’m really sorry I haven’t posted in a while but I’ve been BUSY. This past summer I spent most of my days organizing a writing program called W.R.I.T.E. that I successfully launched last week at Sci Tech Academy. W.R.I.T.E. (which is an acronym for Write, Read & Illustrate to Educate) is a Youth Publishing Program designed to take students from all over the New Orleans metro area and transform them into published authors. For three weeks in September, I’ll guide the budding authors through the brainstorming, creative writing, revising, editing, illustrating and publishing processes. The students will also meet well-known writers and artists from New Orleans, who visit the classroom to offer advice and support. I created this program because after I published my first book I felt that I could accomplish anything. I want to give that same feeling to students in New Orleans and I hope that it can be something that will catapult them into a life of success… At the end of the program we’re going to have a Big Boot Book Release Party and you’re all invited.
Stay tuned for more updates as we move deeper into the program.