Today we met a real author! Her name is Claudia McAdam and she has written 15 books. She even lives in Colorado. We listened to her share her book The Mermaid's Gift and then learned about the process of writing and publishing a book. She wrote the words, sold them to a publisher, and then another person illustrated her story (someone she never even met). Her story is based in non-fiction. Even though the mermaid is not real, the events in this book actually took place a long time ago on a tiny island in Italy. How cool!