Friday, February 27, 2009

The Mt. Kisco Disco

Many years ago, I had a speaking engagement in Mt. Kisco, New York. My assistant and I stayed at a motel in Mt. Kisco. The lounge featured a dance floor with a mirror ball. The dance floor was packed with groovin' Mt. Kisco-ites each night we were there. We dubbed it the Mt. Kisco Disco. When I read second grade teacher Mrs. Corsaro's letter, I wondered, "Did SHE ever dance at the Mt. Kisco Disco?"

Many of her students at Mt. Kisco Elementary asked similar questions.

Q: Do you have a pet mouse?
A: No

Q: Is Strega Nona your grandmother?
A: No

Q: Did your grandmother tell you Strega Nona stories?
A: No. I created the character Strega Nona.

Q: Do you like your books?
A: No, I love them. L-o-v-e LOVE them. LOVE THEM!