Room 19’s Fourth Class were very excited to meet author Erika McGann in the school library recently. In conjunction with Antonia’s Bookstore, Erika had arranged to come into our school to speak to one lucky class. Just before Halloween the children from Fourth to Sixth Classes took park in a story writing competition. The winner was announced by Antonia during the Bookfair in school last week. Holly Meehan in our class was the overall winner for her story ‘The Basement’ and she was very excited to receive signed copies of Erika’s entire book collection. As part of Holly’s prize Erika met the whole class to discuss her books and read an extract from her newest book ‘The Midnight Carnival’. Erika talked about how she came up with ideas for her books and showed the class lots of book cover designs which were produced before she finalised the cover of her book ‘The Demon Notebook’. Erika signed copies of her books for the class and answered lots of questions about the book series and her life as an author.