Hi! It’s been a while, and I’m working on an update post for everyone. I want to share an event I went to where I had the honor of meeting an amazing author!
I went to the Children’s Book Festival of Johnstown in Johnstown, PA this past Sunday. Along with networking and doing some book browsing, I had the honor of meeting Laura Numeroff.
If you were a kid in the 1990’s or have a young child now, chances are that you might know her most famous book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. Well, she has written a whole series of If You Give… books, along with other stories. While I love the series both as a child and as a teacher, one of my favorite of hers is Raising a Hero, which is about a puppy who will become a service dog. Although I do not have one, I think this story is very special.
Here are some pictures from the event, as I continue my story:
I loved this sign at Laura’s table! The event was sponsored by a local daycare center, The Learning Lamp. Along with my networking for my writing career, my mom was able to share her experience in daycare with some of the teachers!
The festival was inside this neat art gallery, and another building that used to be a brewery. There were so many people there!
Laura gave a presentation first, where she shared her writing experience, her life story, her love of animals, and much more! I was inspired by her reminder to “never give up!”
She greeted me in line with, “Let me guess, you love to read!” That started a conversation where I thanked her for writing the books that she did, inspiring me as a writer, and sharing a picture book that I’m working on, which she wants to read!
We follow each other on Twitter and often talk about favorite candy, so that inspired me to give her a care bag of candy! She loved it! And her favorite candy is Reese’s peanut butter eggs!
Before I left, she asked for a hug!
And I asked for a picture together, and we held up this literary classic!
Thank you Laura for your kindness and for inspiring me as a writer and as a new friend! I can’t wait to see you at my own book signing someday! If you give an author some inspiration, she’s going to write her own stories!