Doing an author visit to a school is as much about teaching and learning for me as it is for the students. When I encounter such engaged audiences as I had with Old Town Elementary School, I can see how well their librarians and teachers have prepared their students before I visit. They have shared my books and assigned writing projects or questions to ask. Some of those questions can be quite challenging! And, of course, at the end of my presentations, students get to share their own stories. Many of those would make great opening lines for their own tales.