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Microsoft Live Meeting Seminar

Hello again to all commentors, fans, and bloggers, I welcome any new supporters. I need to make an announcement:

Starting from December 19, 7:00 PM Pacific Standard Time, I will be using Microsoft Live Meeting software to conduct question and answer sessions, PowerPoint Presentations, writing collaborations, and the like. There will be a digital whiteboard, a chatting space, and many other high-tech tools. Anybody who wishes to be part of this fantastic event can just send me your request through my website and I will be sure to send you an invitation so you can log on. Make sure to send this news to your friends and family.

Best Regards and Merry Christmas,

Hello Everybody

Holiday greetings and thanks to the fans who posted comments for my last blog and the previous ones before it, I'm sorry for the delay but from now on I'll do my best to write in my blog as much as possible. With Christmas, my sister's birthday, and my mom's birthday coming up, there's been a lot to do and a lot to think about.

Since we were unable to purchase a Christmas tree for our living room, we (My older sister Adrianna and I) constructed a strange-looking but interesting tree of four/five boxes, a stick and a hanger, one particularly sinister witch's hat, and a large cover, likely smuggled from my bed. Although our tree is not too ugly and I made sure to make presents for everyone, I hope that all of you have a better tree than us, and that your tree is not a jumble of old, cardboard boxes.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody! I hope you all had a good holiday season (I did, at least) and that you all will feel happy when the year comes to a close and 2006 begins its reign on the calendar. Bye for now!


My appearance on KOMO 4 news

'She's Only 8, And She's Written A Book!'November 15, 2005 By John Sharify

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REDMOND - Her feet didn't even touch the floor, and yet then-7-year-old Adora Svitak was spitting out one short story after another when we met her last February.
"You just can't stop writing?" I asked her. "Probably not", she responded.
Her resume included 300 short stories.
After we did that story on KOMO 4 News, ABC's Good Morning America interviewed Adora. Peter Jennings was on the set that morning. The late ABC anchorman was just as curious about Adora and her talents, as we were.
Mr. Jennings never got to know this about her: "I just turned 8, and I just wrote my book 'Flying Fingers," Adora told 3rd g…

Great Movie

I just finished watching a great movie yesterday--it's called Citizen Kane, and it's one of the best movies of the century. Even though I said we could have a book club, I will not stop anybody from recommending movies, games, or any other fun activities. One of my favorite games is Cranium, and it's really entertaining and educational, plus the entire family can play it. Another is Scrabble and I really like Chess and Checkers.

Oh by the way --- I'll be at Third Place Books in Forest Lake Park on Nov. 20 at 3:30
You can listen to my sister Adrianna's violin if you have enough of my fiery words.
I'll be doing live writing and I'll make my voice boom in the microphone.
At least I hope so.

Book Club Idea

I think it would be really cool to have a book club---we could all recommend books, read them, and then write book reviews and post them on the blog. I would definitely recommend The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis, all the Harry Potter books (I'm sure everyone has read those), the Redwall series by Brian Jacque, Napoleon by Albert Marren (he wrote a lot of other biographies, but my favorite is Napoleon), the books by Tamora Pierce, books by Jane Yolen, Cricket, Cobblestone, and Cicada magazines. Those are magazines, but they're very good and it would be cool to read them. I also like to read books stuffed with legends and myths, so you might want to read Mythology, a book I bought from Costco. If you want to recommend any books you can just go to my blog and put it on comments.

I will be on Northwest Cable News and Komo4 News next week, and I'll appear on Kiro7 Eyewitness News in about a week in a half. If you wish to know the exact time please email me.

Hope you all the…

Awarded international book contract

Seven-year-old Adora Svitak has written more than 330,000 words of stories, poems and essays in the past year. Her first book "Flying Fingers" is scheduled to be released on Oct 27, 2005. She was awarded a book contract from a prestigious publishing house in Beijing, China. Her book will be published in China early next year. [PRWEB Oct 16, 2005]

The Hawk

Although it had claws and talons sharp
The hawk lived only to play the harp
It was a gentle bird that did not hunt
Instead, it liked to perform daring stunts
Like flying backwards and tumbling in the air
He inherited an underground lair
Most birds don’t like those kinds of homes
But the hawk just took material and built a dome
And lived content with lots of butter
Until he grew so fat he couldn’t even putter.

This is one of my poems. I hope you like it.


Exercpt From Spoiled Prince

Garrick eyed the yolky slop doubtfully, twitching uncertainly.
“Ma, it ain’t muggers’ time,” Gilbert whined, yolk dribbling down his chin. “I don’t see why I ain’t allowed to stay up like Neal! My friend,” he added as Garrick glanced at him.
“Neal is differently disciplined, Ariothis Gilbert Marson, and both your mother and I expect that you will react to our method differently,” Ralf said sharply, raising his eyebrows. “Therefore you will issue no complaints.” Gilbert was silent. Garrick stared at him sympathetically. When the young prince had lived at the royal palace he had been able to go to bed as late as he wished, listening to old Bard Rhem tell tales of the elder days and watching the court dwarves and jesters amuse the great ladies and lords.

Subsitute Teacher!!!

Subsitute Teacher!!!
Unfortunately, our writing teacher, Felisa Rogers, has taken ill. I am hired for the job! My lesson plan: Review Vocabulary: Bombastic
Pious Zenith
Vellum Insular
New Vocabulary:
Epic Solace
Mortified Ambivalent
Impersonate Insipid
Rapier Scrutinize
We will play a game of Hitchiker with both old and new vocabulary words. To make sure they really grasp the meaning of the words, I will have the students write short stories including as many vocabulary words as possible. The pupil with the most vocabulary words included wins...and who knows - I might have a treat for them after Recess. I will have a short Storytime in which the students present their articles, followed by reading from various history books and a fun pop quiz. If there is time, I will read aloud to them from a book of their choice.

Adora's poem and message to Peter Jennings

With great sadness, we say goodbye to Peter Jennings

"The Century for young people"
The book you madeWas excellent
It will remain in my mind forever,
never to fade
To those who haven't read it, I pity
For this is a great masterpiece
Those who are buying the book now will be all jitty
Because it is so great.
Jul 13, 2005 02:14 PM
Please click the link here to copy and paste to watch the video watch the touching tribute to Peter Jennings from Komo4 news
The touching tribute from Komo4 News
Jul 12, 2005 09:40 PM
SEATTLE - If you go to, to the message board for anchor Peter Jennings, you can read the heart-felt messages. "We miss you". And this: "A Poem for Peter Jennings". It's entitled: "We All Miss You." The touching tribute came from the tiny fingers of Adora Svitak. Adora is just 7-years-old. When the Redmond girl found out Peter Jennings had lung cancer, she wanted him to know: "We all want…

New Blog!

If you have been waiting to hear from me, you will have to wait no longer! Today is my grandma's birthday, so I'm just scraping up a little time to write this. Unfortunately, we were informed of the special occasion just before we were about to eat our dinner, so we were not prepared and all I could give my grandma was an extra-large pinecone. I was not terribly hungry, so I skipped the meal and chose to write this instead. Write back later!

Adora's Real Diary

July 18, 2005
Today Felisa came for the morning, as usual. We had to practice writing sentences with various vocabulary words (some old, some new, mostly new), and Felisa also read to us from A Wrinkle In Time. Since I don't have that much time to do it later, I do my typing while the other kids are downstairs doing their writing with Felisa. Then when it's time for recess, I go outside to the backyard to play with them while Felisa does editing on my story. After that, I go outside to the backyard to play with Darren and Adrianna, my older sister. When we're called back in, we have our lesson. At about 12: 00 we are dismissed from class and Adrianna and I go outside to play with Darren for about thirty minutes. When Darren leaves, Adrianna and I have lunch and take a nap. When our nap is over, we go downstairs and open the door for our afternoon teacher, Natasha. Our afternoon class lasts from 4:00 to 6:00. We usually go swimming after we have dinner.

Adora's first post.

Welcome to Adora's blog!
I hope that you all like my website, and that you have been finding the Ask Adora section useful. This is my first time to do a blog, so I'm really exicted. Do you find my poems to your liking? It's really just something I dabble in, so if you really prefer to read Shel Silverstien I'm not going to stop you. If you have any suggestions for a new story, just email me.