The P.S. 54 learning community was so fortunate to have best selling Scholastic author, Steve Metzger, visit the school library. Children were enthralled with his slideshows and loved listening to the author read aloud his stories. Some children came prepared with their questions on index cards. Other children asked things off the top of their head like if he “prewrites” and what “inspires” him. It was wonderful to listen to the children interact with Steve as they related their own work as authors to what he does. Having Steve in was an awesome experience. He was patient, insightful and motivational. Students were excited that they were able to purchase autographed books and got to take pictures with him. They recognized his books from the book fairs and the classroom. Steve was so gracious. He took pictures with all the classes and gave a lasting memory the children will look back on as scholars.