Wednesday, February 03, 2010

School Visit, New Photo, and Help for Haiti

I have been a buzy bee, let me tell you what. I have spoken at several high schools and libraries and have been having an awesome time. I went back to the "homeland" of Pike County, Alabama, and spoke at six different schools.

I was in front of three hundred people at Goshen High School...where I dribbled water down the front of me...LOL...


I was mobbed at Goshen Elementary School where the kids wanted my autograph...


I also reunited with my high school cheerleader partner, Laura Ross Hixon, who is a teacher...


I went to my alma mater, Pike Liberal Arts School and saw my favorite English and writing teacher, Mrs. Hixon...


I even scored 100% on the Scholastic advanced reading test on GHOST HUNTRESS: THE AWAKENING...phew! Wouldn't have been able to live that down...



And I spoke to a full house at the Monroe County Public Library in Key West thanks to their awesome librarian, Nancy Howanitz...



Finally, I did a full day at Carroll High School in Ozark, Alabama, thanks to their assistant principal and my former baton teacher growing up, Juli Botts Parrish...



During all of this, my sweetie, who is also a professional photgrapher, took my new author picture. It's done in infrared. I love how cool my eyes look!


And, to round out my post today, I wanted to add the link to my designer shoe auction on eBay. The proceeds of the auction will go to The Salvation Army for their relief efforts for the people in Haiti. Even if you don't fit the shoe size, please pass the URL around to your friends.

Marley = )


Wendy Toliver said...

Your eyes DO look cool! How exciting you've been so busy visiting schools and libraries. And those shoes are gorgeous. (For those of you who haven't checked them out yet, do so NOW!)

MissAttitude said...

Your eyes look very cool and gorgeous! Looks like you had a lot of fun visting schools and libraries. I'll tweet about the shoe auction, thanks for sharing this info :)

TinaFerraro said...

I posted the link on my facebook, and wow, did I enjoy these pictures, especially with you below that sign! =)

Heather Davis said...

Wow! It looks like you had an amazing time, Marley. Your new photo defintely has that otherworldly look. ;)


Suma Subramaniam said...


Visiting your school should have brought back so many memories. Thanks for sharing this.