Author Visits Branch Brook

Jen Calonita, author of several books for young readers, including “Flunked,” “Charmed” and “VIP I’m with the Band,” visited the school on March 21 to speak with third, fourth and fifth graders.

Calonita spoke to the students about how she became an author. She shared with them that she did not enjoy reading or writing as a child until she was introduced to some wonderful literature that changed her life. She spoke about what it is like to be an author, how she works with her publisher and how she develops her ideas. The students at Branch Brook were able to pre-order copies of “Flunked,” “Charmed” and “VIP I’m with the Band,” which Calonita signed for each student.