|Day 21 of 31 at Two Writing Teachers!|
Michelle! She's so nice. :-)
Mandy. I don't know her! Ooh, A new person!
Linda Mullaly Hunt. LINDA MULLALY HUNT?!?! Seriously?! I check the name again to make sure my eyes aren't deceiving me in the dimness.
Oh. My. Gosh. Linda. Mullaly. Hunt. My body does a funny little jumping dance, seemingly without instructions from my brain. An author left me a comment! A real author of a real novel, not even a teacher-author-blogger like Ruth or Stacey or Lee Ann! (Not that they aren't amazing enough, but this is a whole new level of amazing!)
|oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh!|
"Honey! You know when I posted about my booktalk in class the other day? THE AUTHOR OF THE BOOK left me a comment on my post!!! She read it and she liked it and she said she learned from it!!!" My words trip over themselves as I breathlessly read him the whole comment.
I couldn't wait to get to school and show my students. They didn't exactly jump up and down, but they thought it was pretty cool. (They also got quite a kick out of how excited I was. Nothing wrong with letting them see me delighting in my reading and writing life!) We also had fun watching the book trailer she recommended.
After school, I got on Twitter to tweet about my exciting comment from a real author. While composing my tweet, I searched for Lynda so I could cite her in the tweet. Curious to see what she tweets about, I looked through her recent tweets and almost stopped breathing when I saw this:
|Not only did she comment on my post, she tweeted about it!!!|
I read a book, I shared it with my students, and I wrote about it. Five or ten years ago, that would have been the end of it. Thanks to technology, the book's author read what I wrote, wrote back to me, and shared my writing with people she knows. She learned about how teachers share books with students, and I feel like I met a rock star. The Internet is so cool!