Sunday, March 3, 2013

The DMS Visits Flanders Elementary School!




The DMS was invited to Reading Night at Flanders Elementary School in Southington, CT. Stephanie and Jess talked about their journey co-authoring a middle grade book together and answered questions about Fairday's adventures with the DMS. A wonderful time was had by all, and we are happy to share this fun event with you!


The audience was excellent! 
We enjoyed spending time with these inquisitive, young readers.


Alexa is our featured artist from Flanders Elementary School. She was the winner of the 5th drawing contest. Her lovely illustration of the high-heeled sneakers was truly inspired!

In addition to winning a copy of The Secret DMS Files of Fairday Morrow, Alexa also received this original illustration by J. Haight as a bonus prize. Thank you so much for sending us your photo, Alexa! Your bright spirit lit up the day : )





Thank you Flanders Elementary! We had a magical time : ) ~ Jess & Stephanie


18 comments:

  1. I love events like this. The love of reading is something that needs to be nurtured in a child life especially in this electronic world.

    Have a wonderful Sunday!

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    1. Hi Raven, That is sure true! Thanks so much for stopping by to share your thoughts with us : ) ~ Jess & Stephanie

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  2. Thank you so much for sharing. Everyone looks so darn happy :)

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    1. Hi Angela, A fabulous time was had by all! Thanks so much for stopping by : ) ~ Jess & Stephanie

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  3. I love the idea of a drawing contest for the kids. I've read many suggestions like authors bringing them games and activities (which is great), and some contests with prizes would be another way to make kids happy and keep their attention.
    Love the pics! :-)

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    1. Hi Lexa, The drawing contest was so much fun! The drawings we received were truly magical : ) Thanks so much for stopping by! ~ Jess & Stephanie

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  4. What a great event to be a part of. I'm certain those middle school children loved your presentation and your book. I sure did! I have long believed we get a lot of our education by learning to love reading and it's great that you both promote that.

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    1. Hi Anna Maria, Thanks so much for stopping by to share your thoughts with us! We appreciate your kind words, and we are always inspired by watching young readers grow into all of the wonderful stories out there : ) ~ Jess & Stephanie

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  5. 'Be Yourself' ~ precious. Everyone looked like they had a wonderful day. Thanks for sharing your love for reading and writing and sharing, and congrats to Alexa for that beautiful picture!

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    1. Hi Claudine, Thanks for popping over- it's always so lovely to hear from you : ) ~ Jess & Stephanie

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  6. Aw, seems like you guys had an amazing time :D Thank you so much for sharing. <3 Love the pictures :)

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    1. Hi Carina, It was a blast : ) Great to hear from you! Thanks for stopping by~ Jess & Stephanie

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  7. Aw! I love that you girls get to do this. If I were to meet an author when I was their age I would be ecstatic. You girls have one of the greatest jobs out there (:

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    1. Hi Adriana, Thanks! It is quite an adventure, and we are grateful for the journey every day. Great to hear from you : ) ~ Jess & Stephanie

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  8. How fun. I bet children love it when authors attend their schools.

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    1. Donna- It was a lot of fun! I always enjoy when authors visit my school and so do my students. :) ~Stephanie

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