Book Fair Night With Abbotts Creek Elementary

BeFunky CollageAbbotts Creek Elementary School – Raleigh NC​ invited me to be a special guest at their book fair. First of all, what a beautiful school! It has been open for just 3 years and is filled with artwork, happy children and enthusiastic teachers.

The book fair was from 6:00pm – 8:00pm and while the library was filled with amazing pieces by well known authors, the students were more than thrilled to meet a local author. A lot of students looked at me with wide eyes and jaws dropped, I could see future writers and illustrators in my presence.

They even had some pretty great questions prepared. One fifth grader asked me, “So, tell me the truth. Is it really boring to be a writer?” Oh buddy, let me tell you, not all of my days are filled with beautiful events like this.

In fact, just that morning I was at my desk with my head in my hands, trying to get the outline for my third book. All I could think about was “what will I eat for lunch today? What’s that sound? Is that a cricket? Let’s investigate!”

So yes, some days are boring and frustrating and hard, but some days are lively and creative and fulfilling. No matter what you’re doing in life, find a way to gracefully navigate through the frustrating. Because the fulfilling is incredibly gratifying.

Thank you Abbotts Creek Elementary School – Raleigh NC for creating one of those gratifying and fulfilling moments with me.

Published by Jacqueline Leigh Boeheim

Jacqueline Leigh is a children's author based in Georgia. She spent many years working alongside advertising executives, producing inspirational and ground break print, web and television ads. Jacqueline later put her focus on journalism, doing what she loves, writing stories for the general public. She has been published in multiple print and digital publications. She’s interviewed big-name bands and small-town businesses, both contributing to her understanding and joy of writing. Jacqueline has now taken her experiences and focused on becoming a children’s author, a lifetime dream.

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