Author Marc Tyler Nobleman visits MHS

Natalie Fortune, Reporter

Author Marc Tyler Nobleman visited MHS during fourth period on Feb.11 to talk to students about what he does as an author.

Nobleman is the author of many books including “Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman,” “The Chupacabra Ate the Candelabra,” “Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman,” “Thirty Minutes Over Oregon: A Japanese Pilot’s World War II Story,” “Fairy Spell: How Two Girls Convinced the World That Fairies Are Real,” and “Brave Like My Brother.” 

Nobleman came to MHS, Airport High School, and South Rockwood Library due to a grant that was applied for by Library Media Specialist Mary Bullard. The program is funded by the Michigan Humanities Council.

Nobleman said that the key to success is to look for it.

 “You need to get out and go look at stuff otherwise you will never find what you need,”  he said during his presentation.

Freshman Kendra Zureki said it’s exciting to have such a well known author visit.

“I think it is crazy that such a big person is coming to our school to influence young people,” said Zureki.

Freshman Manny Diaz said it is a great opportunity for writers at MHS.

“I think it is a great experience for people to be influenced if they want to be an author when they get older,” said Diaz.

Bullard said that it is weird to finally talk to an author in person.

“This year, we will go a step further than skype and have the real person come,” she said.

Bullard also said it was a nerve-wracking process to apply for the grant.

“Airport and I both wrote a grant, and it was a little bit nerve racking because it was to be turned in right before Christmas when the office to turn the grant in was closed,” said Bullard.

She also had sophomore Samantha Drougel, a TV Production student, do a short video, which was a requirement for the grant.