On Monday, December 3, 2018, I spoke with the budding authors of Tabernacle Christian Academy (TCA) in San Diego.
It has been a long time since I worked with children through the YWCA, Sunday school classes, and AWANA Clubs. For the last two-and-a-half decades, I have given presentations and facilitated workshops for adults of all walks of life and in a variety of venues — from entry-level employment readiness workshops to statewide public policy conferences.
My youngest workshop attendees have been in high school and college. So I was excited about speaking with TCA’s second- through fourth-grade students as they continued to learn about the joy of writing books. Because the presentation was scheduled towards the end of the day and I was charged with sharing about the actual publishing process, I was at risk of turning into a snoozer.
However, instead of a sleep-inducing presentation laden with publishing terminology, I opted for a simple show and tell experience. I brought in a box filled with several tools of the trade. To my delight, not one of them fell asleep and many of them had great questions.
I’m honored to have spoken at a school staffed by amazing teachers committed to the success of our children.