Sones greeted visitors and autographed books after enjoying lunch at the library. Some of her book titles include “Stop Pretending”, “What My Mother Doesn’t Know”, “What My Girlfriend Doesn’t Know”, and “One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies”. Her books are especially popular with students throughout Texas who use her writings as UIL contest performance pieces.
“They students loved it. . . she sang and danced in her twirly skirt. . .she was really funny. They found out she has been a professor at Harvard, and has edited films for director Ron Howard. She is good friends with Robin Williams, and he introduced her to her husband many years ago when her husband was a writer for the show Mork & Mindy,” said Robin Curbello, TRHS Media Specialist.
The high school students made up similes about Oreo cookies, which Sones strung together and created poems using all their similes off the cuff. Additionally, the students wrote poems about what makes them angry. They either read them aloud, or asked her to read aloud anonymously.
“She said (and I agree) that we were surprised at the quality and depth of the poems they created in just ten minutes time,” Curbello said.