I am researching author/illustrators to visit an elementary school this spring. Are you available this Spring? We don’t have a fixed date yet. Also, the Media Asst. wants to do something with math as well as literacy. Does this sound like a possibility? Please let me know what your presentation fee is as well.
A return address not associated with a school
Apparently someone got the task to fish for author/illustrators at the last minute for a spring event. She got a list of us from somewhere and sent out this rather vague invite with apparently no interest in exactly who she was inviting. And she neglected to tell us who she is or what school she represents. If she hadn’t mentioned a “Media Asst.” I’d have trashed it.
I’m sure she is hoping someone will answer, and I’m sure someone will. My spring is full, but I won’t answer. It’s not so much because of the vague and impersonal note; I figure she won’t care if I can’t come, only if I can. Egad, I hope she would care if I said yes! Maybe she is hoping for a huge response! Then they can pick the presenter they like best and ignore the rest.
Seriously, I do hope that this kind of invitation is not part of all the other acceptable rudeness that texting has introduced into our lives and that makes me crazy. If so, as my mom would often say, “I think I’m on the wrong planet.”
Here’s a happy photo of my mom on the right planet.