Marie Lamba, Doylestown resident and author of the humorous young adult novel "What I Meant...", spent some time recently with girl scouts from the Tamaqua area at a workshop and book signing at St. John's United Church of Christ in Tamaqua.

Lamba's "So What's The Story" workshop is designed to help the scouts earn their Reading IPP Badge, and have fun while doing it.

Being a scout leader herself, she is aware of how difficult it can be to earn the various badges, so she developed the program to make it just a bit easier.

Each 2 hour workshop is an interactive event where the author reads scenes from her novel, discusses the writing process, and some of the struggles of being a full-time writer.

The scouts also get a chance to work on a service project.

The Tamaqua area scouts, for their service projects, chose to donate books to local children's shelters.

At the end of the session, the scouts will have earned their Reading IPP Badge. They also receive a signed copy of Marie's book.