Adding author key to package.JSON

Tell us what’s happening:
I’m trying to do the first exercise in the API certification and it asks me to clone a github project and add an author key with my name in it which I thought I did but I must have done something wrong because I keep getting an error saying my package.json must have an author key. Any help is appreciated. Thank you.

Your code so far
Here’s what I have:

	"name": "fcc-learn-npm-package-json",
	"author": "Tia S",
	"dependencies": {
		"express": "^4.14.0"
	"main": "server.js",
	"scripts": {
		"start": "node server.js"
	"engines": {
		"node": "8.11.2"
	"repository": {
		"type": "git",
		"url": "https://idontknow/todo.git"

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You can’t submit the package.json file.

I would suggest using the Glitch starter project instead. Remember to submit the full page on Glitch. You can get to it by clicking the “Share” button, then “Live App” and copying that URL for the submit.


This one worked perfectly. Thank You!