Ms. Lawrence, a second grade teacher at Hollywood Hills Elementary (HHE), wrote the book “Casey in the Treehouse Mystery.” Ms. Lawrence wrote this book while still being a teacher.
“At first, it was very difficult. It’s easier now because the reason it was difficult was because it came with a lot of responsibilities,” Ms. Lawrence said.
Ms. Lawrence always wanted to be an author ever since she was a child.
“I knew that [I wanted to be an author] when I was ten years old, [which] is when I started writing, but I wasn’t that confident,” Ms. Lawrence said.
“Casey in the Treehouse Mystery” is about an eight-year-old girl who goes on an adventure in her imagination.
“The treehouse becomes sort of magical because once she takes her stuffed animal, named Buckles, inside, they go on an adventure together,” Ms. Lawrence said.
Ms. Lawrence read the book to her second grade class and they wrote book reports about it. Students were excited to find out that their teacher is now an author.
“She is your teacher and then it is mind blowing when you figure out that she is [an author too],” second grade student Bella Leon said.
Students thought the book was really exiting and enjoyed reading it at school.
“[My favorite part was] when all of a sudden their treehouse turns into a boat and they go out on the sea,” second grade student Keanu De La Cruz said.
Being an author is a great experience that Ms. Lawrence believes everyone is capable of, if they want to become one.
“It’s so fun to see your ideas go from your head onto a paper and actually see it in a book,” Ms. Lawrence said. “We all have thoughts and imagination we can put into writing. I think anyone can be an author.”
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