Yesterday I was invited to a local school to read 'Star Jumps', well a chapter and talk about characters and the writing of verse novels- loved talking to my target audience.
The class were studying verse novels in their reading circle and afterwards the teacher was researching the topic encouraging boys to read and verse novels. So we chatted and I answered many questions.
I really believe poetry is underestimated in the power of drawing in readers.
And came away with these gifts as well as the renewed vigour to write more and more...