I did my first Skype school visit last week and was terrified that I wouldn't be able to hold the attention of a group of students from a video screen. Much to my surprise the 45 minutes to an hour we had thought would be enough turned into almost an hour and a half. I was on the big screen in their library (better they see me like that then I do) and was able to share my laptop screen with them which means I played my book trailer for them, shared book covers, and a power-point. Believe me I am no tech wizard and I was amazed at how easy it turned out to be. I live in Huntington Beach California and had a successful school visit with a school in Columbia Missouri...How cool is that? I would do it again in a heartbeat and as long as the students are reading my book I will do it for free. I don't have to leave home. I don't have to get on a plane and I can still connect with readers...How cool is that?
Runaway Storm 01/01/2010
(12 & up)