Author Visits Middle School

Mar 7th, 2016

Geoff HerbachYoung Adult author Geoff Herbach visited the 8th grade Friday, March 4th.  He spoke at length about his book Stupid Fast which the class  just finished reading in  Literature.  The critically- acclaimed book was a favorite among the students and has won many awards:
 
ABA Best Books for Children 2011
Cybil Award for Best YA Fiction 2011
Junior Library Guild Selection 2012
YALSA Best Books for Young Adults 2012  
 
The students asked him questions about his inspiration for characters, setting, and plot development.  They also were able to speak to him about the writing process and how to overcome writer’s block, as well as how the business of publishing works.   Mr. Herbach was gracious, funny, informative, and entertaining.  It was a great opportunity for the students to see how literature comes to life.