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Thank you to these schools and programs for hosting Drake Highlander!

  • Nicholson Elementary School (Jean Hill, Professional School Counselor)
  • Cedar Hill Elementary School (Krisy Schmitt, Parent Instructional Support Coordinator)
  • Robinson Elementary School (Joyce Millwood, Media Specialist)
  • South Paulding Middle School (The whole 6th grade!)
  • Settles Bridge Elementary (Rabun Hunziker's class)
  • Brown Elementary School (Tracey Languell's class)
  • North Douglas Elementary School (Amanda Holmes' class)
  • P.B Ritch Elementary (Traci Blackstock & All 5th grade classes!)
  • Path To Shine students at St. Benedict's Episcopal Church
  • Brighten Academy (Kelly Cadman & Amada Camp 5th grade)


Thanks to Kelly Cadman and  Amanda Camp at Brighten Academy in Douglasville for hosting reading time with the 5th grade. Your AWESOME students made me feel welcomed and appreciated.


Thank you Christie Stevens and all the folks at St. Benedict's Episcopal Church for hosting reading time with the polite and charming students in the Path to Shine program.


Drake presented Monroe County Schools (GA) with copies of What NOT to Do When You Find a Spaceship


Thank you Britt Elementary School in Snellville, Georgia, for inviting me to present at Literacy Night.  I read to two classes in the afternoon and two groups in the evening.  That was fun!

The Barefoot In the Park Festival, in Duluth, Georgia, was as windy as it was fun.  There were times I thought the whole book tent was ready to take off with the wind.  Luckily, we were able to install a side piece to the tent, which kept most of the wind out.

How about those Nicholson Stars? They really do shine the brightest. I enjoyed my visit to Nicholson Elementary School on May 7th for Career Day and read to over 100 excited young readers.

Thanks again to Cedar Hill Elementary School for inviting me to participate in Reading Night on March 18th.  The awesome Black Knights t-shirt you sent me rocks! 


Robinson Elementary School was like a whirlwind mini-tour! I read to seven classes in 5 hours. That's a new record!

I had a blast at South Paulding Middle School on Monday, October 25th. Thanks to all the awesome 6th grade students & teachers, and the Media Specialists, who made the day great.

The Georgia Literary Festival took place on an unusually cold day, which seemed to have kept people away.  Although turnout was low, I met some eager young readers, and several great authors.  Click here to see photos.


The Book Fair on the Square in Marietta was a HUGE success, with beautiful weather and 74 books sold.  Thanks to all the volunteers who helped make the day terrific.  Click here to see photos.



dbf_bannerWe had a blast at the Decatur Book Festival in September.  A visit from our alien friend was fun, but the best part was meeting so many excited young readers. Plus a whopping 76 books sold!  Thanks to the AJC and other sponsors for making this festval possible.  Click here to see photos.






The Barefoot In the Park Festival  was a great success.  Drake and illustrator Dee Densmore-D'Amico met a lot of excited readers and signed copies of What NOT to Do When You Find a SpaceshipClick here to see photos.