A wonderful day at Lynn English High School

Oh… my… God. What a response at Lynn English High! The school adopted my novel Offside for its summer reading and on Friday, September 30, I spoke at two assemblies (one for Freshmen/Sophomores, the other for Juniors/Seniors). Those kids loved the novel and they loved me coming there to speak to them.

It took my breath away. The applause was thunderous, especially with the juniors and seniors, and went on and on and on, with one group chanting, “Offside! Offside! Offside!

After the talk, I signed copy after copy after copy of the novel, with the students telling me how much they loved it, and for those students who didn’t have their books with them, I signed agenda books, post-it notes that the students were going to put in their books, and–no exaggeration– about a dozen bare arms and a couple backpacks.

This was Writers’ Heaven. There can be no drug possible to induce a high like the one those students made me feel. Just unbelievable. Thanks to everyone at LEHS for making the day possible.

[I’ll upload a couple photos as soon as I get past some formatting issues.]

About the Author: admin

David H. Hendrickson’s first novel, Cracking the Ice, was praised by Booklist as “a gripping account of a courageous young man rising above evil.” He has since published five additional novels, including Offside, which has been adopted for high school student required reading, and most recently, Offensive Foul.

He has also published Travis Roy: Quadriplegia and a Life of Purpose, and a book for writers, How to Get Your Book Into Schools and Double Your Income With Volume Sales.

His short fiction has appeared in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Pulphouse, and numerous anthologies, including multiple issues of Fiction Fiver.

Hendrickson has published over fifteen hundred works of nonfiction, most recently his first book for writers, How to Get Your Book into Schools and Double Your Income with Volume Sales. He has been honored with the Joe Concannon Hockey East Media Award and the Murray Kramer Scarlet Quill Award.