Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Florida: Day 6

It only took a few hours to drive from the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico, and some pretty cool radio stations kept me movin' on my way to Punta Gorda. I did have to make one quick stop in Arcadia since I was born in Arcadia, California...way on the other side of the continent.

When I arrived at my hotel, there was a basket waiting for me, full of goodies to keep me from starving or dehydrating during my next two days at local high schools. It included a laminated invitation which was sent to several students at Friday's school. The swirly text begins: Charlotte High School requests the honor of your presence at the speaking engagement of Jay Asher, New York Times Bestselling Author of "Thirteen Reasons Why".

Talk about pressure!

Then I met several of the staff who helped arrange my visit to Charlotte and Port Charlotte High Schools at River City Grill for dinner. In a word: Totallyyummystuffedchicken!

Okay, time to go to bed. Tomorrow will be my first full day at high school since...1993!!!


Anonymous said...

Oh. My. Gosh! I'm so excited! You're coming to my school tomorrow! : ) I hope you have had an amazing time in Florida so far. Thank you for coming to visit our school. (Ha ha. I see our book club shirt. (: )

-Ann-Frances Grimm [V.P. of the charlotte high book club]

Anonymous said...

I'm sooo excited for your visit at our school tomorrow! I'm glad your time in Florida has been a lot of fun, and I hope the rest of your trip will be just as awesome ^^ We're all soo happy you're coming to our school, and I've talked to a lot of kids that can't wait!

~Gabby Dupuy (President of Book Club)

Jay Asher said...

I've had a blast in Florida. The teens I've met at every stop have been so wonderful and so much fun. This week has definitely been a highlight on my journey as an author!