Meet the Author continues this season giving students direct access to authors who share their personal stories, offer writing tips, and encourage students to “keep reading, keep writing, keep dreaming.”

During the live webcasts, authors describe their writing process, character development, and ways to build a plot. Students ask questions and authors respond with inspiring and lively commentary.

Nominated for several Emmy® Awards & winner of numerous Telly Awards, Meet the Author brings the process of reading and writing to life. The goal of each webcast is to motivate students to read new books, write their own stories, and find and establish their place in a reading and writing world.

Meet the Author: John Grisham


September 30, 2015
For Students in Grades 6-12

John Grisham's court room drama series features Theodore Boone, a savvy 13-year-old, who knows a lot about the law.

Meet the Author: Ingrid Law


November 19, 2015
For Students in Grades 4-8

Ingrid Law is the New York Times bestselling author of Savvy, a 2009 Newbery Honor Book,  and its companion novels, Scumble and Switch.

Meet the Author: Lisa Graff


January 15, 2016
1-1:30 p.m.
For Students in Grades 7-9


Lisa Graff, a former children's book editor, is the author of the National Book Award nominee A Tangle of Knots.




March 18, 2016
1-1:30 p.m.
For Students in Grades 4-8


Sharon Draper's newest book, Stella by Starlight, received the National Council of Teachers of English 2016 Charlotte Huck Award.



May 19, 2016
3:30-4 p.m.
For Educators


Join us for an afterschool special and meet Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) educators who write for critical acclaim as well as fun.