The children's literacy event in Stockton was a huge success; more than 20,000 people attended. Kids were given free books, having their faces painted, climbing through a Boy Scout obstacle course, entertained by clowns and storytellers, and doing a variety of crafts. It was a well-planned, enjoyable way to promote reading and made for a fun family day.
I was very lucky to be interviewed by the local newspaper, The Stockton Net. Log on to see what was going on that day at:
At the Author's table, I met Danna Smith, author of Two at the Zoo, and had a wonderful chat with her about one of my favorite subjects--writing and getting published. She was a joy to hang out with. Also signing books was a delightful husband and wife team, author and illustrator of stories about Mister Lemur. Here we all are, relishing the ninety plus degree weather and the happy children. We were all able to share our stories at King Author's Story Court.
It was a fun, hot, great day. I look forward to being there next year!