If you missed part 1 of my New Jersey tour, you can check it out here. Now on to part 2.

Stop 4: Hospital Book Donation

After a great day at Brookside Elementary, I headed over to the Hackensack University Medical Center with Brookside Elementary Westwood PTO President Danielle Sammarco-Bortz, to donate copies of JUST ADD MAGIC and LOST IN LONDON to the Pediatric Outpatient Unit.

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Me with the lovely team of dedicated professionals at HUMC!

Stop 5:  Second School visit

In the morning I visited Brookside School in Allendale. THIS is a dramatic reading in action. High drama, people.

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Stop 6: Third School Visit

The next day, I visited Berkeley Elementary School in Westwood, New Jersey. I spoke to the students and did an interview with the Bergen Record.

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Stop 7: Fourth School Visit

My final stop was at Heights Elementary School in Oakland, New Jersey, where I first penned the sequel to Grease circa 1977. (seriously.)

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Thanks so much for letting me share the photos of my fabulous tour with you! I hope you enjoyed them as much as I enjoyed meeting so many great kids and teachers! Check out some news clips from my tour here.

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