Students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade were treated to an author visit by Adam Baker, creator of the Maury C. Moose books. Adam graduated from Catholic Elementary and High Schools and credits his teachers for encouraging and preparing him to be a writer. He spoke to students about the writing process and shared his first book that he wrote as a 4-year old when he mother wrote down everything he said and illustrated the book for him. Now he works with an illustrator and has written 5 books. Students asked many questions including how he came up with ideas. Together the students and author plotted out a story that they could finish on their own. SSJ was excited about this experience.