Thursday, June 21, 2018

New York Times Best-Selling Author Visits CISD Intermediate Campuses

The Eubanks and Durham Libraries welcomed New York Times Best-Selling author Stuart Gibbs to speak to their students about his career as an author and what motivates him to keep writing.

Gibbs is well known for his children’s book series titled Spy School. The stories feature an awkward middle school kid who knows what he wants to be when he grows up. Ben, the main character, is recruited to an undercover CIA academy for kids and begins the adventure of becoming a spy.

Gibbs spoke on how that idea came to him after viewing his first James Bond film at age seven, and how he immediately started writing stories about a middle school super agent. He knew at that age he wanted to be an author when he grew up. He encouraged the students to chase after any career they are interested in, even ideas as ‘crazy’ as becoming a kid super agent.

Students at both campuses were given time to ask questions and get their books autographed by Mr. Gibbs.

Stuart Gibbs currently lives in Los Angeles, CA and is working on the next books in both his Spy School series and Waste of Space series which are expected to be released in 2018. For more information about Mr. Stuart Gibbs, click here.

To see photos from both campus events, click here.

 

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