Author David Adler Visits Boyd Students
By Alison DeMaria
The students of James H. Boyd Intermediate School in the Elwood Union Free School District received a special visit from David Adler, author of approximately 232 published books. Some of Mr. Adler’s more familiar titles include those in the “Cam Jansen” and “Bones” mystery series, as well as a collection of picture book biographies.
The accomplished author discussed some of the processes involved in writing and publishing a book and encouraged students to use their own experiences to spur writing ideas. “One of the reasons I love to write is because I know the people I’m writing about,” Mr. Adler explained to students. “Everyone has their own stories to write, and no one can write the story you write, so have fun with it.”
Students were then given the opportunity to ask Mr. Adler questions. The audience members enjoyed the time they had to share with the creative author. “All of his stories are based on people he already knows,” remarked fourth-grader Dylan Poblete-Infante. “That’s really good to know because I know a lot of people that I can write about, too. Maybe I will be a writer!”
Photo above: Author David Adler with fourth-grade students (left to right) Kristen Devinney, Devin Lee, Claire Kennedy and Dylan Poblete-Infante.