Mr. Safrit's class had the opportunity to Skype with Kristin Tubb, the author of John Lincoln Clem: Civil War Drummer Boy. The book is written under a pseudonym because several writers are part of the "Based on a True Story" series that the publisher is putting together.
The students were excited to hear about the writing process, and that the author does lots of research before writing the story, even checking Wikipedia and YouTube videos as sources!
She shared that she was inspired to read and write after winning a contest in 6th grade and getting to interview author Madelyn L'Engle on the telephone. Her encouraging words to the students to keep reading and writing were well received.