On Thursday, July 9, Pennsylvania author Tiffany Schmidt stopped by the Ridley High School Library. She was the guest of honor at a Lunch with a Local Author, which was part of the brand new Ridley Professional Institute course called Hey-YA Needs Diversity. Tiffany is the author of the young adult novels Send Me a Sign, Bright Before Sunrise, and Hold Me Like a Breath. She also recently wrote the wonderful picture book, The Adventures of Black Dog. Each of the teachers in Hey-YA Needs Diversity read her choice of Tiffany’s books. This made for a lively discussion about how she finds inspiration for her writing, the publishing business, and what amazing books we need to add to our “to-read” lists. Getting to know Tiffany and learning more about her young adult novels has made us even more excited to share them with our students this coming school year!