Have you ever met someone or listened to a speaker and thought, "Boy, I would love to sit down and have coffee or tea with that person"? Many had just that experience after hearing Markus Zusak, and wanted to say to him, "Let's go to Moca Lisa afterward." When he spoke from his home in Australia, he was viewed on the large screen - big as life - at the SKYPE event held at the Library. Markus described his background and how he came to write The Book Thief much of which is based loosely on his mother's and father's experiences growing up in Germany during World War II. He is a very humble man with a wonderful sense of humor that made the evening even more fun. Markus fielded questions from a multigenerational audience. Several teenagers had the courage to raise questions, which he graciously answered. This culminating event was a definite success and the use of SKYPE promotes a new venue to reach authors.