WASHINGTON, MO. - Local author Laura (Brandt) Miller recently visited Washington Middle School. She talked to Mrs. Kaylin Bade’s seventh-grade Language Arts classes about writing realistic fiction.
“They were all so eager to learn about writing and what it takes to be an author,” Miller said. “We talked about everything from writing the first line of a scene to molding a character to how long it takes to write a book.” FIND THE FULL ARTICLE HERE!
I fully expect to see some authors come from these two 7th grade classes taught by Mrs. Kaylin Bade! I had so much fun talking with them. And remember, when your book is made into a movie, I want a ticket to the premiere! :) Find more photos from the day here.
My high school has been raising funds for a track--a real one, with rubber and lanes and a start/finish line and everything! When I was there, it was a 400ish-meter oval that was half asphalt and half gravel. And if that wasn't an obstacle enough, there was a hill in the asphalt at the 300ish meter mark! Coach Tucker would always make us run up the hill so we wouldn't sprain our ankles. And thinking back, I'm glad, at least, the hill was going the right way. Otherwise, I would have learned to turn right, instead of left. (For all the non-trackees out there, in track, you always run counterclockwise around the track.)
But anyway, the project almost has enough funds, and it's only been a year! And at the end of this month, committee members will be hosting a dinner and auction! And even though I won't be able to make it to the dinner, I will be donating a basket for the silent auction, full of signed books, swag and an Amazon gift card. So, if you'd like a chance at the basket (and many other awesome auction items) AND you like a good dinner and live auction...OR if you just want to help raise some money for my alma mater's hill-less track, consider coming out to the Assumption Parish Center Friday, May 29, in New Haven, Mo. Tickets are $40 a person and can be purchased at Citizen's Bank in New Haven.
P.S. I was able to attend the event last May, and it was A LOT of fun! So, mark your calendars!
I write about rain on tin roofs, gravel roads, old trucks with holes in the floorboards and small-town summer nights. I grew up on a farm in a little Midwestern town. Now, I live in Kansas City, Mo., with my weatherman husband.
Laura Miller's first contemporary romance novel, Butterfly Weeds, hit the Amazon Best-Seller's List and Top 100 in October 2012. The sequel to Butterfly Weeds, My Butterfly, released in June 2013. For All You Have Left, By Way of Accident, When Cicadas Cry and A Bird on a Windowsill followed. Look for The Life We Almost Had, available now!