The elementary school celebrated author’s day on September 24, 2015 featuring teen author Sean Fay Wolfe. The first stop during his upstate NY book tour, the adventure series author spoke to our 3rd-5th graders about the process of creating what has developed into a series of books called The Elementia Chronicles. The author was just 14 years old when he started the first book, which he self-published, inspired by the popular video game Minecraft. Since then, Harper Collins, the second largest consumer book publisher in the world, picked up the series. This included a cover redesign for the first book and a renaming of the second book, among other edits. Pamela Bobowicz, Senior Editor, HarperCollins Children’s Books said, “Sean is a writer to watch and his talent for storytelling captivated us. We’re thrilled to be partnering with such an exciting young voice on this epic, engaging new series. ” During Sean’s presentation to the elementary students, he encouraged them to write about some of their favorite hobbies and explore different ways to tell a story. Writing about something he loved to do was the beginning of what developed into a first-of-its-kind series for and about players of Minecraft. Wolfe’s initial impression with the popular game was that it seemed endlessly creative. He found building with blocks, battling monsters and making friends in the multi-player mode fascinating and fun. It was when he began to explore the potential problems in the game that he found the inspiration to write about a fictional conflict within the game between the new players and the experienced ones. This became the content for his first book, The Quest For Justice. Wolfe engaged the children in his outline for the development of a good story, which included working through a conflict, choosing a setting, and developing the characters. Many of the children had read his first book and the majority of the students were fans of the game. Before concluding, Wolfe also described the second book in the Elementia Chronicles trilogy entitled “New Order” which will be released October 27, 2015. The third book “Herobrine’s Message” will be released early next year. Books are available to order through the school library by contacting Pat Berry: firstname.lastname@example.org.