Yorkville Grade School students were treated with a visit from published author Carolyn Crimi on Tuesday afternoon. She late returned in the evening to tell families about how she became an author, her writing process and how she gets her ideas.
Crimi talked about all the kinds of writing that someone could do.
"Do you like SpongeBob?" she asked as hands flew into the air. "Somebody wrote that."
She shared a picture story that she had written when she was 6, as well as a stack of rejection letters she has received throughout the years.
"I call these my badge of courage because it takes a lot of courage to send out your writing knowing you will probably get rejected," she said.
Crimi also showed the children her sparkly red journal that she writes in every day. She said it is a part of her daily routine.
Some children participated in a lively reading of her book "Henry and The Buccaneer Bunnies" by shouting "Ahoy!" on cue.
Crimi also was able to autograph her books for the children.