Long Island Authors Inspire Great Hollow MS Sixth Graders

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Author and local resident Jennifer Klein addresses students.

Great Hollow Middle School sixth grade students celebrated National Library Week being inspired by some accomplished Long Island authors on Wednesday.

Local authors Jason Edwards, Linda Marua Frank, Brian Heinz, Jennifer Klein, JoAnn Vergona Krapp, Liz Macchio, Jerry Mikorenda and Linda Taylor each shared details from their young person’s books and encouraged students to write on what was dubbed “Long Island Author Day.”

“All of you have it in you to be great authors,” Edwards told the ELA students. “…. All of you already know how to tell great stories.”

Authors told students about the importance of researching topics and visiting sites so that the writing can be as detailed as possible with flavor details including the smell and feel of the location.

Klein, whose younger son attends High School West, is author of “An Ancient Truth,” in which two crimes, committed eight centuries apart, are linked by a gifted, young scribe.

Klein, who works in the Harborfields Central School District, teaches about Mesopotamia and used that setting as her inspiration.

“When you write, take a lot of time and get to know your characters,” Krapp told the students.

Date Added: 4/6/2022