Award-winning author Dusti Bowling recently visited Pulaski Middle School to speak to students about her life and journey as a writer.
Bowling, best known for her book “Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus”, delivered an inspiring presentation to students, as well as met with them and signed their books.
“I use my own life experiences and surroundings as the creative basis for a lot of my books,” said Bowling. “Many of the themes and ideas in my books come from things I have experienced or encountered in my own life.”
In addition to her presentation, Bowling also held an extensive Q&A session with students, in which she answered questions about her favorite book she’s written, the many aspects of the writing and publishing process, and how the Sonora Desert in Arizona inspires much of her writing.
“This was such a great experience for our students,” said Bridget Collins, the Library Media Specialist at Pulaski. “So many of our kids are fans of Dusti and her books, so to be able to meet her and get their books signed, I know it meant a lot to them.”