One of the most rewarding things that I do as a historical fiction author is speak about the Revolutionary War in elementary and middle school classrooms. It gives me the opportunity to connect with kids on a personal level and then tell them about my books. I present a program called “Revolutionary War in a Trunk,” and at the end dress a couple of students in period clothing.
Today I had the privilege to join four of my SAR Compatriots at our local Intermediate School (5th grade). We spoke to about a hundred students and their teacher generously agreed to send home order forms for my student books.
I sold a couple of books, and definitely had some more interest from other students. There’s nothing quite like making that personal connection.
Here is a snapshot of me with one of the students.