Talking to First Graders About Writing Books
First Graders at Baker Elementary School in Prosper, TX were fascinated as Susan Rutledge walked them through the many stages a book goes through before it is published. She explained where her ideas come from, how she chooses a style and writes the text, how she found and hired illustrators, and showed them the artist’s line drawings of her first book published in 2014, Barely a Bunny. Many of the children said they dream of being writers and illustrators some day and soaked up every detail, asking all sorts of questions. Susan hopes by sharing the story of how she became an author, boys and girls will be inspired and encouraged to follow their dreams of writing books.