MONARCH — A retired journalist and teacher who now writes books visited Monarch Elementary School recently and brought with her the subject of her books.
Karen Petit, author of the “Lady Louise Adventure” books visited the school on April 29. She did not, however, visit the school by herself, but brought Lady Louise herself.
“Lady Louise is Ms. Petit’s poodle and she brought Lady Louise with her to visit the students,” MES Principal Anita Maness said. “Lady Louise is a beautiful do, probably one of the smartest dogs I’ve ever met. The children loved meeting Lady Louise and getting to pet her.”
Maness said that Petit is friend of hers, and had called her and asked if she could visit the school and introduce to her books as well as tell them how she loves writing and encourage them to write. She said that even before she began writing her books, Petit was heavily involved with writing as a writer for The State newspaper and as a Language Arts teacher with the University of South Carolina.
Now retired, Maness said Petit devotes herself to writing books about the adventures of Lady Louise. She said that Petit plans to write more books in the future about Lady Louise and her travels around the world.
In addition to telling the children about her books and Lady Louise and encouraging them to write, Maness said Petit donated three of her books — “Lady Louise: The Adventure Begins,” “The Mystery of the Screecher Creature,” and “Ivy.” She said Petit also provided the children with the opportunity to purchase copies of her books as well.