Matt de la Pena (Last Stop on Market Street) and Loren Long (Otis) came to visit the CFS Lower School on Friday to promote their collaborative picture book, Love. Matt and Loren read the book to our students and talked about their writing process. Matt explained that this was different from the typical experience because typically the author writes the words and the illustrator designs the images and then it is completed. After this step, Matt and Loren came together to collaboratively change words and illustrations to make it work for both of them. They explained that their backgrounds and history are what help them to create a variety of published works and shared pictures of their families with CFS students. Matt and Loren then stayed to answer questions and sign books for our students! What an amazing experience to learn about the way published authors work and how it is similar to our writing workshop!