Monthly Archives: March 2010


I,Q Two Final #38. Alexander Middle School. 1

Back on schedule. Up at 4AM, working on I,Q2. Inching my way toward the end. Spent the night in Wisconsin Rapids eating fried cheese curds…this is Wisconsin after all. Left the hotel at 7:00 and headed to Alexander Middle School in Nekoosa (swiftly running water) where I spoke to 4th […]


I,Q Two Final #36 2

Up at 3:30 without an alarm down in the lobby working on I,Q2 with the night crew putting together breakfast.  Final day of the Children’s Lit Festival, then off to Lacrosse, Wisconsin this evening for three days of school visits.  Amazingly this little hotel I’m staying at in Warrensburg has […]


I,Q Two Final #34 and “Celebration of Learning.” 2

This was a great event with a couple hundred fabulous young writers and a very large group of proud parents and grandparents sponsered by the Independence, MO IRA. They could not have been nicer. Signed a lot of books, spoke, then headed east to Warrensburg to pre-sign a few more […]


I,Q Two Final #33 and 3 Elementary Schools in MO

Up relatively early working on I,Q2… Those waiting for this book to be finished are probably very tired of hearing this, but this is how books are written. You wake up and work on the book over and over again until you get it finished. This is called writing. Some […]


I,Q Two Final #31 2

Three middle schools today in Independence Missouri:  Bridger, Bingham, Pioneer Ridge, which always makes for a wild day, but it was great fun.  Here are the three schools… Up early working on IQ2.  I know you’re probably reading about this, but this is the way it works.  I love the […]


Oregong Library Associaion Lampman Award Part 2 1

Actually, this is Part One of the Lampman Presentation.  It’s the introduction from Korie Buerkle before Marie’s acceptance on my behalf.   (You’ll have to skip back a few blog for that.  Thank you, Korie!!!! Lampman Presentation 2010 for Roland Smith Korie Buerkle Few of us find our life’s calling […]