Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Skype Visit with author, Kate Messner!

Yesterday, we had the opportunity to visit with an amazing author, Kate Messner!  She is an author of many children's and young adult books. We have been reading her books in class from the series Ranger in Time.  We read Ranger in Time: Rescue on the Oregon Trail and we are currently reading Ranger in Time: Danger in Ancient Rome. We were able to Skype with her, thanks to Mrs. Baldwin! She set up the whole Skpye session for us.  Ms. Messner told us all about her writing process and discussed how an author works with illustrators, editors, and publishers. The kids were able to ask her several questions as well.  She even read aloud the first chapter of her newest book, Ranger in Time: Long Road to Freedom, that won't even be released until December 29th!  We are so lucky!!  It was a great experience!  Ask your kids about it!

Take a look at her website to learn more about her and her books!

You can also check out the illustrator's blog too.  She wrote a post about creating the cover art for Kate Messner's new book!