Monday, April 11, 2005

Miss Lady Bird Signing at Wildflower Center

Greg and I attended a signing yesterday for author Kathi Appelt and illustrator Joy Fisher Hein of Miss Lady Bird's Wildflowers: How A First Lady Changed America (Harcourt, 2005) at the Wildflower Center here in Austin.

It was a bit of a soggy day, but the author and illustrator were as sunny as they could be. I had an opportunity to see more of Joy's original art, chat with Kathi's husband Ken and his brother, the charming Darren, and visit with Buda author Jerry Wermund.

I bought copies of the book for myself, my mama, and for my cousin Stacy's children, Abigail and Alex. It's been a tremendous journey for Kathi, Joy, and Miss Lady Bird. If you have not already done so, be sure to read my story behind the story interview with this wonderful author-illustrator team.

Cynsational News & Links

Planners, please note that Greg and I are booked through the end of 2005 and now booking events for spring and fall 2006.

"A First Lady Who Made A Difference" by Alice Cary, a BookPage Interview with Kathi Appelt; March 2005.

Joy Fisher Hein from SCBWI Houston.

"Good Groups, Bad Groups: Online Critique Groups" by Patricia Green from the Institute of Children's Literature. See also "Three Steps to Growing Elephant Skin" by Lisa Leuck, also from the ICL.

Portraying The "Bad Boys of History:" an interview with James Cross Giblin from Children's Book Council.

RoseEtta Stone Speaks With Children's Book Author Kathi Appelt from myfavoritebookshop.com.

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