Greg and I attended a signing yesterday for author Kathi Appelt and illustrator Joy Fisher Hein of Miss Lady Bird’s Wildflowers: How A First Lady Changed America (Harcourt, 2005) at the Wildflower Center here in Austin.
It was a bit of a soggy day, but the author and illustrator were as sunny as they could be. I had an opportunity to see more of Joy’s original art, chat with Kathi’s husband Ken and his brother, the charming Darren, and visit with Buda author Jerry Wermund.
I bought copies of the book for myself, my mama, and for my cousin Stacy’s children, Abigail and Alex. It’s been a tremendous journey for Kathi, Joy, and Miss Lady Bird. If you have not already done so, be sure to read my story behind the story interview with this wonderful author-illustrator team.
Cynsational News & Links
Planners, please note that Greg and I are booked through the end of 2005 and now booking events for spring and fall 2006.
“A First Lady Who Made A Difference” by Alice Cary, a BookPage Interview with Kathi Appelt; March 2005.
Joy Fisher Hein from SCBWI Houston.
Portraying The “Bad Boys of History:” an interview with James Cross Giblin from Children’s Book Council.
RoseEtta Stone Speaks With Children’s Book Author Kathi Appelt from myfavoritebookshop.com.