I'm a science-fiction writer. In Palmer, AK, the elementary school holds a young writers conference. On Wednesday, I got a call that a presenter wasn't going to show and would I be interested in talking to 3 groups of 20 kids about writing? I said "sure" and then I started sweating. The other writers all had books to sign and sell, but I'm not published yet. I brought a table load of cardmodels. While the other authors were signing books I talked to kids about models. They were a magnet for little boys and not so little boys. I some good talks with a not so little boys who do radio controlled models. I also got to discuss ground effect craft, cardmodeling, and geometry with kids (and not so little boys.) For the presentation part I read a story that I'd written and illustrated and then led some group story telling activities. I'm quite pleased with this mornings events. I love how models get kids interested in math, science, and creativity. Cardmodeling is such mathmatical activity.