Hey, guys! There was an fantastic event at the Kent County Public Library today. The (I believe) 9th Annual Authors and Audiences.
We had lots of wonderful authors and illustrators there, had panels for various aspects of writing/publishing, and I got to meet best-selling author Jeri Smith-Ready! Whoo hoo! Check it out!
Besides meeting Jeri, and being fascinated by her publishing journey, and her books, I was able to spend some time with some wonderful folk – authors I’ve known for a long time (nods at Christy Shaffer) and some I just met today. Among them was Mark C. Collins, and he writes children’s books. I read one and was impressed. Seriously, if you have little ones, check him out!
Thanks to Hilary Welliver for all her work in putting this grand event together, and for the staff at the library (especially Michele Lapinski, who I saw running around constantly taking care of so many little details)!
I can’t wait for next year!