Ridge Spring Monetta Elementary school was thrilled to have author, M. H. Herlong visit their school and share with the 3rd – 5th graders. Mrs. Herlong is a native of Saluda and is the daughter of Mrs. Bela Herlong. She now resides in New Orleans, Louisiana. Mrs. Herlong shared with the students some of her writing process and especially her book Buddy, which is on the S.C. Children’s Book Award nominee list for this year. Many students bought the book and had them autographed. Mrs. Herlong also stayed for RSM’s open house and was able to meet more students and their parents and autograph more books. RSM would like to thank Mrs. Herlong for her visit and hopes she will visit again someday.