Purpee the Purple Dragon Authors recently visited Viola Elementary School in Rockland County, New York where they spoke to over a hundred 1st through 4th graders on the topics of reading, writing and creativity.
The Power in Seeing Someone Your Age Succeed
The students seemed to be very inspired just by seeing 8-year-old Brianna Fasano stand up in front of them and discuss the two Purpee books that she has written. The questions that they asked and statements they made indicated that seeing someone their age or even younger was a big confidence booster when it came to writing.
One student even asked, “Are you ever afraid to write?” Purpee the Purple Dragon author Anthony Fasano, responded, “YES! I am still afraid to write, but I push myself to do it and that’s how great books start. It is totally understandable that you are scared, I think we all are at some point, but you can do if you persevere.” The answer prompted a smile from the student. [Read more…]