Come to a book festival!
In my early days as an author, children’s book festivals were few and far between. But in recent years, they’ve been multiplying like weeds. (In my garden, that’s saying a lot!) They’re almost always superbly organized.
Wherever you live, there may well be one near you. For a child—or a child at heart—these festivals are pure magic. There’s the chance to meet dozens of beloved authors and illustrators, and maybe even to hear them read from recent work; there’s the possibility of discovering a new favorite book; there are stickers and bookmarks and other fun doodads to pick up; and there’s the thrill of getting up close and personal with a larger than life book character. Check out my fall schedule in the Events tab of this site, and I’ll see you at the fair!