It’s not every day that a real author visits your school. Wilkey Elementary welcomed award winner Nancy Allen for a day of interactive storytelling and story creation. The retired teacher has written dozens of books herself, and her programs showcase stories not just as entertainment, but possibly even a career opportunity. Allen read from her own books, showing how story ideas come from the real-life, and actively involving her young audience. Together they talked about where ideas come from (anywhere) and how they can end up as a book.