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Visiting Authors Klise and Buyea on Campus this Week

Monday, September 14, 2015

Visiting authors Kate Klise and Bob Buyea are both visiting campus this week and will be working with students in grades K-8 and 12.

Kate Klise is the award-winning author of picture and chapter books, many of which are illustrated by her sister Sarah.  Ms. Klise and her sister have been collaborating on creating books since they were 10 and 11 years old.  They say their current books are a great improvement over their first one.  In addition to her books, Ms. Klise has also written for People magazine, was a columnist for The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, a transcriber for a PBS affiliate, and wrote press releases for the federal government, and thousands of letters to family and friends.  Her favorite means of communication is still an old-fashioned letter.

Rob Buyea (pronounced boo yea) began his career as a teacher.  He first taught third and fourth grade and realized that if he was to teach reading and writing, he needed to become an avid reader, which he did.  His students’ writings inspired him to write stories of his own.  Mr. Buyea also taught high school biology and coached wrestling.  He has written a series of award winning books about seven students and their teacher Mr. Terupt.  Each story is told by all seven of the students in their very distinct voices.