Author Marilyn D. Anderson, prepares to sign one of her books for first grader, Jace Snow, at Forest Park School on Friday. The former school teacher from Bedford has published 22 children's books. When asked why she writes children's stories, Anderson said, "I like kids versus adults. I think like a kid. I like dogs and horses and that's what kids are interested in." Waiting beside Jace to get books signed by the author are Justin White and Shelby Miller.