Friends with kids: I started a website called Junk Drawer Spy Club.
It gives cooped up kids daily craft challenges using stuff around the house. That craft helps fight bad guys in an ongoing storyline.
Give it a shot (maybe give yourself an hour of peace?)
This Spring, America’s craziest mascot and I will have something in common. We’ll both be on campus at Western Kentucky University.
I am thrilled to be teaching a fiction writing workshop for WKU’s undergraduate and MFA students.
It promises to be a lot of fun!
I’ll be reading at AWP on Thursday, March 28 at 6pm at the Rose City Book Pub.
It’s sponsored by King Shot Press and Lazy Fascist Press.
Here’s the lineup:
Constance Ann Fitzgerald
Thank you to all six schools and one library that welcomed me.
We talked a lot about gorillas and a lot about what writers do.
A highlight for me was unveiling my new presentation, “How To Become a Fancy-Pants Author,” which includes embarrassing photos of me as a child and several of my failed spelling tests from elementary school!
(Double Thank you to Miller City Schools, who made me an amazing cake for my 39th birthday. No place I’d rather have spent the milestone!)
Thanks to Dana Jacobsen’s awesome first graders at Lewis Elementary in Portland, OR for welcoming me and going bananas!!!
It was a real thrill to visit my old grade school in Hamler, Ohio. Thanks to everyone for making such a great day happen.
I will be in Los Angeles this weekend at Once Upon a Time Books. Bring your dancing shoes!
If your child brought home a Scholastic book club flyer from school, you might have noticed a very familiar little gorilla!
Thanks, as always, to the amazing Green Bean books!
It was a great crowd of eager ape-lovers. We even tested out a new craft I invented where kids get to create their own banana-themed food, just like the book.
My contribution was a little something I call “banana cake”… and “banana spaghetti and meatballs.”
Thanks to all the families who came out to Powell’s City of Books last week to celebrate the launch of Gorillas Go Bananas. It was epic!