Sunday, September 03, 2006

The Decatur Book Festival!

I've been busy this month with the start of school, finishing up a couple commissioned books, and a few other commitments, so I haven't had much time to post here on my blog. I did want to make time to post about our wonderful visit today to the very first Decatur Book Festival. What fun! All my favorite stuff in one spot - storytellers, bookbinders, and author/illustrators! Here are a few pics:

The first one is Carmen Agra Deedy, one of my favorite storytellers. I've heard her a few times and she's just great - such a wonderful sense of humor in her telling!

This next one is of my two daughters with author Angela K. Durden. Her new book is Heros Need Practice, Too. And the Henry County Fire Department (where we live) is featured in the illustrations!

This one is when I met Sara Hindmarch. (I'm in the purple!) I have seen her website and her etsy shop before and was thrilled to meet this book artist. She has some very original binding designs! You can check out her gorgeous books here. And visit her etsy shop too!

Finally, a pic of my little guy (twin brother to our littlest girl!) meticulously making a bookmark at the booth of Little Shop of Stories. This bookstore is where we saw the Cat in the Hat! Wish I had a good photo of my dear husband, but he was busy taking all the photos and movies!

Now I'm hoping to finish some of the book ideas that are floating around in my head soon! I'll post them here!

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