From the West Coast to Long Island

Suzanne Williams

This morning I sat in my cozy home office and connected through the magic of Skype video with two groups of students at St. Edward the Confessor School in Syosset, NY.  What fun it was to share with them the history behind my picture book, Library Lil, (which was actually illustrated twice), and to talk about my current work on two Greek mythology-related series, Goddess Girls and Heroes in Training, with co-author Joan Holub. I especially enjoyed the Q & A time. Students had great questions ranging from how I came up with names for various characters to how I go about contacting publishers and sending stories out. Colleen Moran, who arranged the visit, set up the technology on her end, and monitored both sessions did a terrific job keeping things humming along. Many thanks to her and to St. Edward students for such an enjoyable visit!

Goddess Girls #8: Medusa the Mean  (out Apr. 3)

Heroes in Training #1: Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom (out Aug. 2012)

Author: Laurie Ann Thompson

I write books for curious young minds and open hearts, no matter what their age. BE A CHANGEMAKER: HOW TO START SOMETHING THAT MATTERS, a teen guide to saving the world, will be published by Beyond Words/Simon Pulse in September of 2014. EMMANUEL'S DREAM: THE TRUE STORY OF EMMANUEL OFOSU YEBOAH, a picture-book biography, will be published by Schwartz & Wade/Penguin Random House in January of 2015. And MY DOG IS THE BEST, a heartwarming fictional picture book, will be published by Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers/Macmillan in May of 2015.

3 thoughts on “From the West Coast to Long Island”

  1. Suzanne, it sounds like you had a wonderful experience. It's so helpful when the staff takes time to prepare for the visit, and Colleen obviously did that and more.


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