Visiting Author Program

The Visiting Author program at Mt. Bethel Elementary is a PTA sponsored initiative that brings published authors to campus allowing students to better understand the creative writing, illustrating and publishing process. 


The 2017-18 Visiting Author will be Lydia Criss Mays who holds a Ph.D. in Early Childhood Education from Georgia State University and is the author of the following children's books:

  • The Giving Me *award winning*
  • The Sharing Me *in press*
  • The Loving Me *in press*
  • The Patient Me *in press*
  • The Listening Me *award winning*
  • The Long and Short of It: A Tale About Hair  *award winning*

In addition to being an award winning author, Dr. Lydia Criss Mays is also the founder of See Beautiful, an organization that empowers hundreds of children to engage in community service to create more beautiful in the world. 


Dr. Lydia Criss Mays visited  Mt. Bethel January 31 - February 2, 2018You can view photos from the event by clicking here.


Did your child LOVE one of Lydia Criss Mays Books?  You can still order them by clicking here.