Dandi Daley Mackall of Cinnamon Lake, Ohio, known author of children’s books and novels for young adults, visited Eastside Elementary School Thursday, March 17 to talk about being an author, writing and reading. Mackall was 22 years old when her first book was published. She now has 450 books on the market. Available in October will be ‘The Silence of Murder’ and ‘Dreams of a Dancing Horse.’ Her book entitled ‘A Girl Named Dan’ was included in the annual Battle of the Books competition. Mackall has also visited this past week at Northside, Southside and Westside.