Monday, May 11, 2015

Authors for Indies

What a wonderful way to spend a Saturday morning. Sandi and I put on our best clothes (and our best faces) and headed down to Books on Beechwood for a special story time in support of the Authors for Indies event, an event arranged and hosted by the store to raise awareness of the role of independent booksellers. 

We were welcomed with warm smiles and treats by the lovely Stephanie, Antoinette and Hilary and we had the pleasure of meeting and reading alongside author/playwright, Rachel Eugster, whose first picture book, “The Pocket Mommy” was released by Tundra Books in 2013.

The daylong event brought an array of Ottawa authors together to enjoy and celebrate the role of the Book store. Sandi and I have a particular love of Books on Beechwood not only because they are sooooooooooooooooo supportive of our books but because we have enjoyed reading at their story time one or two times before.

Sandi and I were honoured to be invited and we had lots and lots of fun chatting with the young customers and their parental units. Oh and of course we got to read from both “Where Do Witches Go?” and “Witches Don’t Do Ballet”! Thanks for having us and thanks to the wonderful poet Pearl Pirie for taking pictures of us!