March 10th Fort Osage had their annual Young Authors' Conference. The other guest authors were Doninda Nicholson, Steve Rideout, Ann Ingalls, and Priscilla Howe. I was asked to talk to the 7th and 8th graders. What talented kids! Their stories were so original and varied. Each time I've talked at Fort Osage, I come away impressed by the talented writers as well as the wonderful staff who are behind the scenes of the conference.