21 Authors in 3 Years!

You might hear about Mr. Sweeney's cat running across the screen as he read The Pope's Cat to students, or how inspired we felt to Draw God after visiting with Author Karen Kiefer. Students will never forget Kaela Rivera visiting us on campus when her 2nd book released, or the live presentation by Ronald James about making lifelong good choices. Author Julia Lyon showed up in costume for her presentation of A Dinosaur Named Ruth and made us all want to head to southern Utah to dig for bones. Richard Paul Evans shared his personal story and struggle with Tourette syndrome which main character Michael Vey shares.

These visits and experiences were arranged to awaken and embolden our students' creativity, love of reading and adventure, and to inspire them to so many possibilities, despite challenges they may face.

We think it's pretty amazing to have met and talked with 21 Authors in 3 years!


  • Jon M Sweeney - The Pope’s Cat
  • John Gray - Keller’s Heart
  • Lisa Hendey - I’m a Saint in the Making
  • Laura Alary - Breathe: A Child’s Guide to Ascension, Pentecost, and the Growing Time
  • Karen Kiefer - Drawing God
  • J Scott Savage - The Mysteries of Cove
  • Kaela Rivera -  CeCe Rios and the Desert of Souls


  • Lisa Hendey* - I am God’s Storyteller
  • Frank L. Cole - Champion’s Quest
  • Sandy Sasso - The Raven and the Dove, The Big Fish, and The Stubborn Donkey
  • Kaela Rivera* (in person) - CeCe Rios and the King of Fears II 
  • Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle - Angels for Kids
  • Mark Parisi - Marty Pants
  • Julia Lyon (in person) - A Dinosaur Named Ruth
  • Tim Ladwig - St. Francis of Assisi
  • Ronald L. James  (in person) - Choices-Lessons Learned From A Repeat Offender 
  • Meg Hunter-Kilmer (in person) - Saint Around the World
  • Michael Patrick O’Brien (in person) - Monastery Mornings: My Unusual Boyhood Among the Saints and Monks


  • Richard Paul Evans - Michael Vey
  • Laura Alary* - Here the Dot We Call Home
  • Pete Oswald - The Sour Grape
  • Jeannine Marie Pitas - Or/ And Poems
  • Celesta Rimington - The Elephant’s Girl
  • Christian Heidicker - Scary Stories for Young Foxes
*Repeat Author