Recently, I, the High School Reading Specialist, was involved in a workshop with our Library Media Specialist and some English teachers. We were discussing ways in which we can motivate high school students to become readers; thus the title, reasons to read. We came up with a decent list of ideas from a book club to an open mic night to share student written stories or poetry. We had some trouble trying to find authors that would consider visiting our students to perhaps encourage and motivate our students to both read and write. I was wondering, has anyone had any success in this area? Are there any recommendations on how to find authors (not costing an arm and a leg) or ideas to help get our students involved in a reading community?