Kat Spears has provided the residents of the Rappahannock Juvenile Center with the unique opportunity to not only meet but to speak with a popular author. Her books have captivated the teens at the center. Her authentic use of language immediately gets their attention and her narrative holds their attention. Her personal story and her affability draw the teens to her immediately. She engages their curiosity and speaks to them with warmth and thoughtfulness. Kat not only talks to them about herself and her writing, she listens to what they have to say.