It’s amazing what you can find out about authors when they come in to sign books. The following three AWESOME authors listed came to The Booksource (where I work) all within the last week! One of the benefits to local schools having author visits! ;)
Sharon Draper came in town to talk about her new title Out of My Mind, about 11-year-old Melody who has struggled her whole life with not being able to speak a word because she has cerebral palsy (for complete review check out my company’s June e-newsletter, Booknotes). ***Sharon Draper would like to write a picture book***
Louis Sachar came in to sign his newest title The Cardturner, about high school student Alton, who spends his summer being his blind uncle’s cardturner for his weekly bridge games. ***Louis Sachar does not plan on writing any more companion books to Holes***
Dan Gutman signed his latest, The Talent Show. His book centers around an elementary school that decides to hold a talent show to raise funds to help rebuild their town after a tornado. ***One of Dan Gutman’s heroes is Gary Paulsen***
Wonder who I’ll get to meet next?