Updated: Friday, August 2 2013, 10:18 PM EDT
Normally authors are more concerned with people buying their books, but in this case, they're giving books away!
Much to the delight of local school children.
Ms. Watkins' kindergartners are getting a free book!
Every student in the school will get to select their favorite from more than 700 books.
This is the second time this year that members of the Western North Carolina Yale Alumni Association have donated books to the students at Hall Fletcher Elementary School.
Needless to say..the students are thrilled!
And a visiting author, Dawn Cusick shares her Scoop on Poop.
The college biology instructor admits the subject might be a bit yucky at first but once the students realize it's importance in the animal world they forget about the "gross factor".
And Dawns' book is a nominee in the National Children's Choice Book Awards.
Voting for the annual awards is open through May 9th, click here to vote.