Last Saturday I had the honor of participating in the Fox Cities Book Festival, a wonderful annual event for everyone who loves to read!
Some of the avid mystery readers who came to my Chloe Ellefson program.
Chloe Ellefson Mysteries Program
|LOVEY Award Winner|
Best Traditional Mystery Chicago Love Is Murder Mystery Conference
In the morning it was my pleasure to present my illustrated Chloe Ellefson program to readers at the public library in Menasha, WI. The Chloe series are written for adults and mature teens who enjoy reading traditional mysteries (i.e., without explicit sex, violence, or gore).
These stories focuses on two main characters, Chloe, a curator at Old World Wisconsin outdoor history museum, and Roelke McKenna, a Police Officer working for the nearby Village of Eagle.
In the program I talked about how the series came about, and discussed some of the key themes in the three published books (the fourth comes out this October). Afterwards I enjoyed answering questions from the audience. It's fun to learn what caught readers' attention!
Introducing my Caroline Abbott American Girl book series at the Fox Cities Book Festival.
American Girl Fans Program
|Winner of the Council for Wisconsin Writers' 2013 Children's Literature Award|
In the afternoon I presented my illustrated American Girl Fans program at the Appleton Public Library. I shared some of the stories behind the stories of the 15 children's books that I've written for the Middleton, WI-based American Girl company.
Afterwards I answered questions from the girls, and posed for photos with them. And the library gave away a beautiful Caroline Abbott doll!
I was very impressed with the enthusiasm that the girls showed for reading, history, and writing. And I loved meeting the parents and library staff who encourage and support them.
Kudos to all!
My thanks to everyone who attended one or both of the programs. For those who were unable to do so, I hope we can meet at a future event
Readers like you make it possible for me to do what I love. Thank you!