It’s not goodbye, just a fun farewell!
Come out and see me tomorrow (11AM EST) at A Reader’s Corner bookstore on Franklin Ave. Rumor has it that a pirate will be reading Quentin’s Problem and some back-to-school themed books. ☠️
It’s also the last Saturday story time before the store’s new owners take over. On September 2nd, the store will be called Roar-Shack Books & Art. Let’s all show Ms. Judy lots of love and welcome the new owners, Thomas & Amanda!
Where and when?
A Reader’s Corner
11:00 AM EST
2044 Frankfort Avenue
Extra inventory sale!
All children’s books
2 for $16
4 for $30
Want to place an order? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Happening this Saturday! 100+ authors of every genre. Bring the kids and find some great reads for everyone in the family! I’ll be there with all my kids books and some of my romance too, including a brand NEW release.
Where: Lagrange Community Center
When: Saturday April 29 from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
For more info, visit the event page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1616444248657346/
Friday, I visited St. Aloysius Catholic School in Pewee Valley. In honor of Earth Day (Saturday, April 22) I read Fuzzy Buzzy’s Treasure to several groups of kiddos from pre-K through 3rd grade and spoke about bee conservation and why we have to protect our bees.
We also made bookmarks with squiggly antennas. Several kiddos asked me to autograph them.
All the kids were awesome and asked a lot of great questions. We talked about how all these fruits and vegetables need bees to pollinate them. I was particularly impressed to discover how many fellow broccoli lovers were in the audience!
We also compared the fictional pollen baskets in the story to a closeup pic of a real pollen basket on a honeybee.
Several kiddos ordered signed books, and one young man even brought in two he had bought somewhere else and had me sign them. I think we all had fun, and I didn’t even lose my voice after reading to about seven groups!
So, a big, big thank you to Mrs. Lohman and all the teachers, staff and kids at St. Aloysius for a very fun school visit. I hope I can visit again soon.
I had a lovely evening there! The quilts up for silent auction were beautiful too. They even fed all of us authors. I love any event that includes free food LOL Thanks to all who stopped by, chatted, and bought a book or two.
I found out this week that Daisy, one of the dogs featured in the real adoption stories at the end of A Home for Rosie, passed away. RIP Daisy and may you run and play forever across that Rainbow Bridge. 🌈 Thank you, Robert S., for sharing her story with me!
My daughters and I always have a fun day at this independent bookstore. Lots of kids and parents came out for my reading of A Home for Rosie and another Valentine-themed book. The very best part? I got a valentine from one of my sweet readers. Nothing makes my heart happier than a child who enjoys my books.
Next up, the KCTE Conference in Lexington on February 25. I’ll have a table there and all my books available. Looking forward to talking to my heroes….teachers!
Join me this Saturday, February 11, 11:00 – Noon EST
I’ll be reading “A Home for Rosie” & Valentine stories at A Reader’s Corner Bookstore for story time. Snacks and a craft also included.
2044 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206
Did you know that February 22 is Pink T-Shirt Day? This anti-bullying campaign is led by is a small, all volunteer, non-profit society in British Columbia, Canada who donate t-shirts to schools and assist in anti-bullying initiatives. A study by the Interactive Autism Network (IAN) found that 63% of 1,167 children with autism had been bullied. This month for my newsletter subscribers, we have an all new giveaway for a book about autism and bullying with an anti-bullying themed necklace to raise awareness of this issue.
This month’s newsletter giveaway:
No One Needed to Know
by D. G. Driver & an anti-bullying themed necklace
Heidi’s brother, Donald, is 16 and Autistic. She has always loved playing with him, but now she’s 11 and her life is changing. She’s embarrassed to have her brother around and tries not to tell anyone about him. High school boys bully him. When the kids at her school find out about him, she gets bullied too. It’s not fair. No one seems to understand.
But Heidi needs to understand too. She can’t change her brother, but she can change how she feels about him, and she can get people to see why her brother is special.
A perfect book for 9-13 year old readers dealing with bullying issues or to promote understanding and compassion for people with special needs.
Learn more and read an excerpt at: www.dgdriver.com/no-one-needed-to-know.org
Available in print for only $6.99 at Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/dp/069282913X
Part of the Schoolwide Inc. Zing! digital library:www.schoolwide.com/zing (You must register for their subscription service, which gives you access to all their children’s ebooks)
If you’d like to take part in my subscriber-exclusive giveaways, sign up for my newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/b_1qU5 You won’t get spammed with daily emails, I promise. Usually, I only send out 1-3 emails per month depending on what’s going on.
Congratulations to Gail N. for winning the January newsletter giveaway of Emma’s Dancing Day by Kimberly S. Hoffman.
Congratulations to all the winners of the Goodreads giveaway for A Home for Rosie: