Rachel Hawkins visit

twittermail

On Friday, Rachel Hawkins, author of the Hex Hall series, visited Dana. She spoke to the 6th and 7th grades about her background, her books, and her writing process. I’m not sure I’ve ever heard more laughing at an author talk!

She gave us life advice: “The way little girls make their Barbies kiss, where they mash their faces together and then move their bodies around? That’s not how you kiss.”

And Southern history: “All Southern ghost stories are the same anyway. They’re all about the Civil War, and someone killing herself while wearing a big dress.”

And, of course, writing advice: “Every writing project will get boring and hard at some point. That doesn’t mean the idea was bad.”

Thank you for your visit, Rachel!