Shortly after my book was published, I was invited to speak to an elementary school class about what it takes to a book. I talked about plot creation and the publication process, and shared some of my stories.
The kids surprised me by writing some PRICELESS thank-you letters! Here are some of my favorite lines:
“I really like how you overcame being called a nerd and made fun of because you are Chinese. I think it is really awesome that you helped save a man from dying just from your knowledge in Chinese. That is very inspiring. Go nerd kids!!!”
“You showed me to be proud of who I am.”
“I am so thankful that you presented to our class about the most crucial elements to writing a book and how to go about it. It had fascinated me for months previously and I had been wondering how, and I had absolutely no idea at all!”
“How you incorporated your stories in with duck features, such as ‘worked my tail off,’ was great.”
“I do hope you become a famous author, or even a famous rich author!”
“I liked the story about the thought-to-be-crazy Mandarin person. I liked how you could save him from psycho treatment.”
“The stories that you told about the man who lost his tongue yet every day found something to smile about was sad and had a good morale. I hope I every day have something to smile about.”
“My cousin is in medical school. It sounds hard for her and it must have been even harder for you.”
So, it’s been a month since the book was launched, and I happen to know that roughly 200-300 people own copies of it! Has anyone finished reading it yet? What are your thoughts?