L. to R.: Kristi Valiant (illustrator of The Goodbye Cancer Garden!), author/poets Rebecca Kai Dotlich and Peggy Archer, and me
Had a wonderful time Saturday at Barnes & Noble in Carmel, Indiana. The Indiana SCBWI hosted a bookfair with 15 authors and illustrators. We signed books, played guitars (well, I did anyway), did art demos and talked about writing/illustrating books. This was my first signing for The Goodbye Cancer Garden, and what a pleasure it was to share this book with kids and their families. I also walked away inspired by my fellow authors (and illustrators), some of whom have been at this craft for more than 20 years. Thanks, everybody!