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Authors Bring the Awesome to Ridley High School!

On Thursday, October 11, approximately 200 Ridley High School students participated in an author visit with Jen Calonita, Tiffany Schmidt, and Robin Wasserman. The Board Room had standing room only as students listened to these authors talk about the process of writing and revising a novel, getting it published, and eventually seeing their books on bookstore and library shelves. After the authors spoke, students asked questions about how writers find inspiration, how their lives have changed since becoming published authors, and what books they like to read in their spare time. The event wrapped up with a book signing. Jen Calonita, whose previous career as an entertainment editor has inspired her writing, is the author of Secrets of My Hollywood Life, Belles, and Winter White. Tiffany Schmidt published her debut novel, Send Me a Sign, on October 2. This was her very first school visit and she was impressed with what a great audience our students were! Robin Wasserman, whose most recent novel is The Book of Blood and Shadow, brought her trademark humor and energy to the presentation. Special thanks go to Children’s Book World in Haverford, Pennsylvania, for arranging this outstanding author visit! Copies of books by each of these authors will be available soon in the library, so stop by to check one out!

ImageRobin Wasserman speaks to students as Jen Calonita and Tiffany Schmidt look on.

ImageJen Calonita, Tiffany Schmidt, and Robin Wasserman pose with their new Ridley water bottles as Ms. Pickett perches nearby.

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