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Writer's Clinic at Jacksonville Adventist Academy

I had fun visiting with 3rd and 4th grade class at Jacksonville Adventist Academy.

I had fun visiting with 3rd and 4th grade class at Jacksonville Adventist Academy.

There's nothing nicer than a trip to Florida in February! The only thing better than the weather was the chance to spend a day with the kids at Jacksonville Adventist Academy. They have a Writer's Clinic every year and I had the privilege of being there to share some of the things I've learned about writing books and stories--plus I got to tell a few stories and read one of my books for the younger grades.

I also got to read some of the stories that students are writing. I want you to know that these kids are real writers! I was especially impressed with their creative ideas.

I want to say thanks to JAA principal David Gardner and writer's clinic coordinator Melojeane Zawilinski for inviting me and for making me feel right at home. Mrs. Z and each of the other teachers are doing a great job of teaching their students to write.

Best wishes for the rest of the school year, JAA. I hope to see you all again soon!

Posted Feb 27, 2007 | 10:07 PM

Comments (8)

Thank you, Jerry. Your clinic was great! The students enjoyed it very much. Many of them told me how they benefited from your sessions with them.

Thank you for your kind words about our teachers and students. You were the star of the day and how motivating it is for students to have such a rare opportunity with an author, a Christian author at that.

Posted Feb 27, 2007 | 8:32 PM by David Gardner, JAA principal

On behalf of JAA, I would like to reiterate my appreciation for blessing us with your presence and sharing with us your expertise.

Posted Feb 27, 2007 | 8:33 PM by Melojeane Zawilinski, JAA Language Arts teacher

Hi Mr.Thomas its me Melissa from Mrs. Herbert's third grade class at JAA. I just e-mailed you to say I love your Detective Zack book, Trapped in Darkmoor Manor--you know, number 9. Mrs. Herbert keeps on reading it to us every day. SEE YA.

Posted Feb 27, 2007 | 8:41 PM by Melissa

Hello, Mr.Thomas, its me from Mrs. Herbert's 3rd & 4th grade class from JAA. Come visit us again.

Posted Feb 27, 2007 | 8:43 PM by eEi

Hello Mr.Thomas,

I love the Detective Zack books you wrote. Remember me? I wrote that mystery story about the sword. Your stories are great. Hope you come back to visit us here at JAA.

Posted Feb 27, 2007 | 8:45 PM by Kynah

By now you have seen your grandchild again. More pictures?

Posted Mar 18, 2007 | 8:51 PM by Kristine Key

Hello Mr. Thomas..

Wow! That was a pleasant surprise... I'm referring to your most recent blog. Thank you again for coming, and also for the extra treats, bookmarks and the books. Hope to see you in the future again.

Mrs. Zawilinski

Posted Mar 06, 2007 | 7:21 PM by Melojeane Zawilinski

i love your books hope you can visit soon.PLEASE

Posted Jun 03, 2008 | 4:06 PM by ashley

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