It’s been one year since the launch of my children’s book, The Bunny Poets, and I have two events I’m excited to share with you. First, a school visit. I had wanted to try this but wasn’t sure where to begin until I thought of Yountville Elementary School. Why Yountville? Because the school is near my home and it is special to our family. My son, Jim, went there from kindergarten through sixth grade. As parents, Jim’s father and I volunteered for various activities like working in the school garden and helping out in the classroom. I was the sixth grade room mother for Jim’s teacher, Mrs. Ivy. There too, just beyond the playground at the back of the school, is the ball field where Jim and his friends played Little League.
As I emailed the principal of Yountville Elementary, Tara Bianchi, I thought about my volunteer days. This reading wouldn’t be much different. Tara was open to an appointment to review my book and I met with her last week. At first I was nervous, but just watching her smile as she turned each page made my day. Our meeting was a success and while Tara pondered a date on the school calendar I reminded her that April was National Poetry Month. We set up my visit for April 9th. I’ll be reading The Bunny Poets to kindergarten, first, and second graders. I’ll have time to answer questions and pass out bookmarks and order sheets for the kids to take home.
My second event is planned for April 20, just in time for Easter, at the Oxbow Market, Napa Bookmine. Check out the link here. I’ll be signing books from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Stop by and purchase a book or just say hi. I’d love to meet some new fans. Bring the kids for an Easter treat!