I was invited to the inaugural meeting of the Young Authors Club at Meriwether Lewis Elementary in October and man, those authors were ablaze with ideas and energy. And knowledge: when the fabulous Media Specialist, Andrea Atkinson, went around asking what everybody liked to write, there were amazingly savvy answers like, "realistic fiction." Wow. In fifth grade I would have said I like to write about frogs. The club members are writing stories and having them hard-bound, so cool, and their concepts range from poetry collections to fables to nonfiction to an epic tale of a girl and her horse. I chimed in with the inspirations for our Cat stories and a bit about the PROBLEM every good plot must have. Kudos to Ms. Atkinson for creating a place for all this energy to grow!