Thank you so much for visiting Brookdale Avenue School. Your energy was infectious and the students absolutely loved every minute of your presentation. We especially loved hearing about your passion for writing “what’s in your heart and in your brain.” That really resonated with our students. A first grade teacher was working on a Small Moments writing lesson after her class met you and she said that it was the best writing workshop she had ever experienced with her students. They were so inspired by your books and your message that they were able to carry that inspiration into their own writing. From start to finish (paper airplanes!) you managed to not only discuss your books and stories but really get kids thinking and writing and being creative. Thank you for the stories, thank you for the inspiration, thank you for the kazoos, and thank you for being so wonderful!
I have been stopped in the hall by two students telling me they had a fun time today! Thank you so much for being here and for showing our kids how fantastic it can be to be an author and to write with their heads and their hearts! I am sure in 15 years or so we are going to see a few authors out of this school because of presentations like yours today. Thank you from the bottom of our Spartan hearts!
Thank you so much for coming into our classroom today to talk about the writing process through your own writing. We loved your The Gorilla Picked Me and now especially love the story behind it. You were very engaging. My students were impressed with being able to talk to you and learn that you were friends with Jarrett Lerner and Rob Vlock because they are also.
I was blown away by the time and attention Michele gave my manuscript. I find it extremely important and useful to seek advice/critiques from other writers. It’s even better when the critique comes from an experienced, published author. She went through line by line and told me what worked, and what could use a little help. She was thorough, honest, and very encouraging. I can’t thank Michele enough!
Speaking to Michele McAvoy, on the phone and through email, was both enlightening and helpful. She answered many questions, gave me pointers, provided great feedback with my critique, and a follow-up phone call. I am thankful I was able to use her as a valuable resource on my journey towards publication.