Thursday afternoon, Virginia Festival of the Book author Anne Marie Pace stopped by Johnson to teach our students what it’s like to be an author. She had some great insider details about the writing and editing process, and even showed us real drafts of her Vampirina Ballerina series!
Mrs. Pace started from the beginning, talking about where she gets her ideas and how these ideas grow to be books. She explained each step along the way, from the first idea all the way to the publisher.
LeUyen Pham’s adorable (and creepy!) illustrations from Vampirina Ballerina were a crowd favorite – even if they were just snippets from the editing process.
Mrs. Pace called on a helper from the audience to show off the recital page, which she said was her favorite illustration of the book.
Thank you to Festival of the Book author Anne Marie Pace for bringing Vampirina Ballerina – and the writing process – to life for Johnson students! Come visit us any time!