Posted on 03/09/2023

Student Authors

Children’s author, Stephan Kozan, returned to MASD with his Ready, Aim, Write program to find the next Raider authors. Previously, Mr. Kozan worked with young writers at Fink to get their stories turned into children’s novels. This year, students from Reid and Kunkel were selected.

During a writing workshop, students began developing their story ideas. Mr. Kozan selected several stories from each school and worked individually with those students to develop their story further. After the second round of story development, three stories were selected to turn into published books. Congratulations to Violet, Natalie and Hannah for becoming published authors!

Violet Finger  

Violet Finger has always loved books, crafts, singing and dancing. She has been writing stories and songs since she was three years old. Violet is currently in the fourth grade at Kunkel Elementary. She is a cheerleader, a Girl Scout, and she plays softball. She lives in Middletown, PA with her parents, two sisters, brother, nephew and two dogs. Violet’s life has inspired the story of Blue. Violet’s book can be purchased HERE.

  Violet's book 
Natalie's Book

Natalie Geiling is a 5th grader at Reid Elementary. She enjoys reading. Her favorite series are Harry Potter, Dork Diaries, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid. When she does not have a book in her hand, she plays soccer, swims, and plays saxophone. She also enjoys hiking with her family, going on road trips, and watching cooking shows. Natalie lives with her Mom and Dad and her two pets, a dog named Presley and a cat named Charlotte. Natalie's book can be purchased HERE.

  Natalie Geiling
Hannah Matesevac

Hannah Matesevac was born in Harrisburg, PA. She lives near there with her dad, mom and older brothers. She is a 5th grader at Kunkel Elementary. She loves school. She loves singing and playing the piano. She loves anything that has to do with animals, especially the Lion King. Hannah loves spending time with her family. She hopes this is the first of many things that she writes. Hannah’s book can be purchased HERE.

  Hannah's book

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