May 26, 2024

Steve Watkins

“The Ledger” newspaper in Lakeland, Fla., is asking children to finish a Thanksgiving short story written by Professor Steve Watkins ( The newspaper will publish the top three entries from children in grades 2-8. Professor Watkins, the award-winning author of “Down Sand Mountain,” grew up in the Brewster and Fort Meade areas of Florida. His next young adult book, “What Comes After,” is due out soon.

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.