I had a successful Literacy Night book exhibition on Friday! A big part of it was the raffle for my third book Danny and the Invasion of the Dinosaurs. During the 3 hours event, many families visited my table and 38 of them participated in the raffle!
The five winners (randomly chosen by Floral Street School’s principal, Lisa McCubrey) were: Sabrina Welch, Ryan McTigue, Sameer Naik, Katherine Kim, and Aditya Deshpande. Winners will receive their books from the school’s administrative office sometime next week. All participants will become subscribers to my blog.
The young children who visited my table were fully engaged in reading my books and learning about my journey on writing. They were astonished and gaped at the fact that I am the author! People were just standing, looking at my table for 15-20 minutes at a time. Many people who visited were classmates/friends of my sister!
One of the main highlights was seeing the new State Rep of Massachusetts, Hannah Kane! I gave her a signed copy of my 3rd book to thank her for being the PTO organizer and arranged a space for me to promote literacy at Floral for the past 3 years. Congratulations to her on winning the election! I believe she will excel in her job.
Here’s the photo of Hannah and me:
A surprise was when my friend Dalton Moon also arrived at the event and was happy to take a picture with me. Another surprise was when one of the lottery winners the principal picked was literally standing next to us (most people had left already)!
Also, this event publicized my new deal with another author to write a spinoff book based on my series! The book, The Story of Martha Williams, describes the story of Danny’s wife, Martha, and is a collaboration of the author and me (I will be checking the correctness of the facts portrayed in the book, as the author tends to have a wild imagination). The book will be published under the same house (Infomages Publishing) and the date of release is still unknown. The author is Laura Lee (Notice she has the same last name as me (what a coincidence!)).
Oh, and by the way the 4th book is under the editing process! The wait will finally be over!
Here are some photos of the overall event:
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Have a marvelous weekend!