A Wee Fan

I’d been a writer for a while before I wrote my first children’s book. Plays, newspapers, columns. But it wasn’t until I stood before a group of wiggling little ones and wrapped them up in a story I wrote that I felt deeply satisfied as a writer. (A close second is writing a play that make people laugh and clap and cry.) That first reading at a bookstore, some little one sighed at the end of my reading and said, “That was the best book.” There’s just something about their unedited expression of joy that continues to flip me out.

I write to tell the story I must tell. But oh, to hear this pure-hearted audience love the story…that’s a royalty check paid a zillion times over.

The video above was sent to me by my nephew. The fan is my great nephew. Thanks, guys