November 21, 2008

St. Basil's Author Visit

Such a great school ! Thanks to St. Basil's for inviting me to speak and sharing part of their day. Many thanks for the book orders. And WOW! A very generous gesture....presenting me with a check for At Least Kids. Here are those adorable kids giving me the check.....

Visit Trappe Book Center !

A "shout out" to Trappe Book Center for their help with ordering all my books for the school visits. They are a professional and knowledgeable staff - very helpful for a first-time author. When you visit, congratulate them on recently celebrating their 18th anniversary! .

Children's Book World

A great night at Children's Book World, Haverford. Lots of author/illustrators and many famous ones! An exciting night for me - meeting Jerry Spinelli. And Shane even got the Eggs book signed by Jerry. I was hoping to take a picture, but an 11 year-old boy is not about to allow that! Eggs is a great book - I highly recommend it. Thanks to the staff at Children's Book World for hosting the night....

Thanks to Holy Family School

Many thanks to the generous students/teachers/parents that bought Tonight You Are My Baby during the author visit. A total of 152 books were bought! Most importantly, Holy Family donated part of the book proceeds to At Least Kids, raising almost $500.00 for pediatric brain tumor research ! In this season of Thanks and Giving, I am most appreciative for their generosity.

November 9, 2008

HFS Author Presentation

A fabulous two days at Holy Family School for the author presentation. The kids were just terrific and asked great questions. The school donated the book proceeds to At Least Kids, our foundation to support brain tumor research at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Thanks to their generosity, over $400.00 was raised. Thanks to Mrs. Bachi, HFS librarian, for coordinating the event and making me feel so welcome. Yay HFS students!