Sanpete County


A few months ago somebody wrote a comment asking if I wanted to come to Sanpete county and speak to a few elementary schools. I haven’t done school visits in a while, and they are always so fun. so I said yes. I’m glad I did.

I love small towns. I grew up in one, and currently live in a big city. It was refreshing to drive until all you can see is lots and lots of earth. No buildings, no cement, no asphalt; just earth.

Actually, I saw more snow than earth, but I used my imagination.

Anyway, the school visits went great. Nobody booed, and I didn’t get rocks thrown at me like last time, so I’m counting it a success. I met many people who had read my books, and many more who seemed genuinely excited about discovering them for the first time.

Best of all I got to meet Kate Palmer, and found out that she is a fellow writer. We listen to the same podcasts, know the same people, and it was fun to talk with her as we drove from school to school.

I was filmed for the local television channel, so if one of your hobbies is seeing a grown man stare awkwardly at the camera, boy have I made your wildest dreams come true. Luckily you have to live in Sanpete County to see me, so most of you (thankfully) are out of luck.

Best of all was I premiered my new book trailer–the one for Almost Super–and the kids seemed to like it. I’m hoping to have it posted here by the end of the weekend, so stay tuned.

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6 Responses to Sanpete County

  1. Kristi Stevens says:

    I sense an opportunity for blackmail here. Just how easy do you think it would be for me to post said video . . . for all non Sanpeters? Hm. Sounds tempting.

    Glad you enjoyed our little valley. It is a wonderful little place. Though, you could have used a much better photo to represent us. Sheesh. We have Alpaca farms too, you know.

  2. L.T. Elliot says:

    I frickin' LOVED Almost Super and I can't wait for the rest of the world to, also!

    Congrats on the San Pete visit and TV interview. I'll have to ask Kristi about that bribe…

  3. Kate says:

    So I was thinking, "You stopped to take a picture of the turkeys? When did you do that?" Then I realized there was no snow.

    It was great to have you visit. All the principals were very positive about your presentation. The message is a good one for students and your new book sounds very fun.

    Kristi–no worries. I plan on posting the interview as soon as my husband finishes the editing.

  4. Matthew Buckley says:

    You can't post the interview…I didn't sign a model release form.

    :)

  5. Zack Hall says:

    I really liked it when you came to our school. I was one of the kids that interviewed you and that was really cool. I'm glad you came.

  6. Marion Jensen says:

    I remember that interview, Zack. It was very fun to meet you and your fellow interviewers. Hopefully I can come back there someday.

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