I spent a very rainy Saturday at a school book fair called 2014 Children’s Book Author and Illustrator Fair in Redwood City. Lots of great authors and artists were there to give presentations and sign books for kids. I was there to represent “The Adventure of Lily Lapp” series.
My friend Railey was my very excellent assistant for the day! She really was amazing. When she grows up, I want to hire her as my research assistant. But . . . I suspect she’ll be too busy writing her own books. Maybe I could work for her . . . .
Some familiar faces—my son-in-law’s siblings, Carrie and Brad!
Jacob and Rebecca—fans of great literature.
I was seated next to Annie Barrows, author of the children’s series “Ivy and Bean,” and co-author of “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society.” I’ve heard her speak once, so it was such a privilege to be seated next to her and have a few minutes to chat now and then.
The best part of the day was to be surrounded by children and parents who are passionate about reading! Really, really impressive to me. Despite TV and the internet and all the visually bombarding distractions that children face . . . books are still beloved.
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