Thursday, March 10, 2016

The Buff and Blue Ohana, Smart Surfers, Star Runners and Meet Stuart Gibbs (Via Skype That Is!)

Last month the Buff and Blue Ohana, Smart Surfers and Star Runners had a chance to meet one of their absolute favorite authors Stuart Gibbs. From the moment the Skype started to the end, they were bombarding him with questions, wanting to know everything from, "Which zoo inspired you to write the Fun Jungle series" to "What do you do if you are in a slump?" to "Why do you put your kids in your books?"

While most authors say, write what you know about, Stuart believes you should write about what you are interested in. One of the students asked him about researching all of the animals in his Fun Jungle series and about his visits to zoos. Here's a snippet of that answer. (Video will not appear if you are using Safari)
One of the kids asked, "Can we get a sneak peek of the new Fun Jungle book?" We were lucky to get a chance to see the first draft of the cover for Panda-monium. The oohs and ahh's were so much fun to listen to. The kids were also thrilled to see the covers for the upcoming new Spy School book and Moon Base Alpha book. The countdown to these releases has begun!
Thank you Stuart for spending time with us and answering all of our questions. The children, teachers and I had an absolute blast! The kids are even bigger fans now.

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