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Happy Anniversary Beloit Elementary Authors' Party

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on Wednesday, 15 February 2012 in StoryMagician

COWABUNGA! It’s the twentieth anniversary of Margo Hosie and the Authors’ Party at Beloit Elementary. Twenty years of fabulous writing and fun is an admirable accomplishment. What a grand bunch of authors have arisen from Margo’s efforts.

Margo is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Authors' Party and asked all the authors over the years to write a note to the young authors.  What a grand idea.  Margo has so many!

I visited Beloit for the Authors’ Party in 2005. It was one of my most memorable school visits, partly because I was in my home state of Kansas, partly because of the amazing and hospitable Margo Hosie, and partly because of the talented students whose art and writing about Prancing, Dancing Lily graced nearly every wall. Sadly Prancing, Dancing Lily has gone out-of-print since my visit. But soon she will dancing in a digital app to be available on ITunes. The book world is changing. The world is changing. Time flies.

My visit was a long time ago. Two of my books weren’t even in print then: Hugs on the Wind and Roar of a Snore. Hugs on the Wind has gone in and out of print in that time, but Roar of a Snore lives on and has twice been selected for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. The Huffles snore on! Just as the Authors’ Party goes on and on! May it continue to produce wonderful writers and marvelous stories for many years to come. Write On, young writers!

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