Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Sharon Draper, Louis Sachar, and Dan Gutman…The Joy In Author Visits

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?

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