On July 21, 2016, Virginia White participate in Youth Journalism Day on the Aurora Campus, and she described it as a wonderful experience for young writers. They learned about journalism and photography and then after lunch were in breakout groups. White was interviewed by several fourth graders about what it is like to be a published author, and they wanted to know where she got my ideas, how one goes about getting published, and what the writing/publishing process is like. They were loaded with enthusiasm and asked White some other pretty amazing questions – her favorite was “How has writing books and your second career changed your life?” Pretty darn good for grade four! White explained that it has given her enthusiasm. White loves the creativity of it all and embraces the opportunity to get into classrooms to read my books and talk to the children.
All of the kids as well as the leaders were impressed that Warren, White’s central feline character, has his own Facebook page. Visit Your Hub to find stories the kids wrote about White – she shares that some stories were more accurate than others, but good attempts overall! Many of the students are writing stories, poetry, and even the beginnings of a novel. White told them, “You are never too old to write and you are never too young to start!” White’s third book, Little Honker and The Swinging Tails, will be out this fall, and book four is in the works.