Especially if it's a group sponsoring a One-Book, all-county reads, Center for the Study of the Book program!
My first tour of Shelbyville, Indiana, was guided by these delightful ladies who run Three Sisters Books, attached to a coffee shop complete with a soda fountain and stools. (Sadly, not pictured.)
(Two of the Three Sisters, in their Bookstore on Shelbyville's town Square/ Circle.)
Next day- School visits! All over Shelby County!
What's better than signing books in the library? Well, maybe signing books to classes who've read and loved your book.
Thank you, teachers!
I was a little overwhelmed the first time I set up my PowerPoint presentation in the gym.
Then I realized, Hey! It's Indiana!
Tonight's the Final Four final game!
I can do this...
Then the kids arrived.
And I knew I could do it!
There was even a SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR at two of the schools, completely randomly scheduled.
Another day, another gym. I'm getting the hang of this!
(I loved my hosts for SHELBY COUNTY READS. This is committee chair, Sandra Learned, introducing me. What a great group!)
On Monday night, I got to hand out prizes for the essay contest- gift certificates to Three Sisters Books.
Glory Be's sharing a table with the other selected books on this year's topic of justice:
To Kill a Mockingbird, Wonder, a Berenstain Bears book about bullying.
If you'd like to see a zillion pictures from my three days in Indiana, click HERE for the Shelby County Reads Facebook page. Enter at your own risk. Scary picture of me showing off Wax Lips from the Junk Poker box. Eeek!
Thank you to all the schools who prepared their students so well for my visit the day after Spring Break! Thank you to the amazing Shelby County Reads team. And a special thanks to all those GLORY BE readers who filled the gyms and the libraries.
It's great to be an author! I love Indiana.