I was so grateful to have the chance to talk story with students at Pukalani Elementary School in upcountry Maui, Hawaii. Many of them were in the middle of reading Mockingbird and eagerly asked questions about the book and writing in general. It’s kind of far to go so they don’t get too many author visits which made it special for me — as a kid who never thought it was possible to become an author, I want kids to see they can follow their dreams, writing or otherwise. Thanks to Jamie Ahlman for organizing and for being a tour guide for the evening, too! And mahalo for my lovely gifts and thank you notes!!