Tomorrow evening I’ll give a program at The Library Center in Springfield, 4653 S. Campbell Ave., 417-882-0714. Here are the particulars as they appear in the program.
Crawly School for Bugs… An Evening with David Harrison
Tuesday, April 10, 7 p.m. for all ages in the auditorium. Children’s award-winning author and poet David Harrison, of Springfield, introduces three of his latest books including a unique school where insects go to learn their trades. Enjoy readings, a discussion about writing for children and a Q&A — useful for anyone interested in children’s literature and how it’s created. Children are welcome; David will ask for volunteers to help read some poems. Stay for drawings for four free autographed books.
The other two books I’ll discuss are A PLACE TO START A FAMILY and 7 KEYS TO RESEARCH FOR WRITING SUCCESS.
Thanks to Barnes & Noble for providing several of my titles, including the three new ones, for sale in the lobby.
Yesterday Sandy and I had a good time on Larry Freund’s show along with co-host David Eslick.
Our thanks to Larry for inviting us. Sandy fielded questions about her years as a high school counselor and how much she enjoyed working with students, teachers, and parents. She also responded to questions about our gift store, Gamble’s Gifts, and talked about our most important lines, including Waterford Crystal, Lladro, Vietri, Thymes, and gurgle pots, as well as the hard work of going to markets year after year to seek new trends and products to keep customers coming back. She doesn’t know how many markets she has attended but in the thirty-three years we’ve owned the store she estimates the number at over seventy markets in Dallas, Kansas City, Atlanta, San Francisco, New York City, and Las Vegas.
One point Sandy made was that the store is open even though the entire shopping center is under dramatic renovation and gives the appearance that no one could possibly be conducting business under such circumstances. Here’s what we’re dealing with these days, and will be for another several months.
During my parts, I mostly talked about books and literacy and my new releases. I even had a chance to read a poem from A PLACE TO START A FAMILY and two from CRAWLY SCHOOL FOR BUGS.
Again, our thanks to Larry and David.
Off to sign books today at Sundog Books, Seaside, Florida. The store is a popular landmark in this area. There isn’t enough space to sign inside so I’ll be given a chair and table on the front porch. You can’t hope for a more picturesque location. Crowds of people stroll up and down the sidewalk, many headed to the restaurant next door called Great Southern, another destination spot.
Today’s forecast calls for rain. I hope it doesn’t put a damper on my front porch perch and keep would be customers cooped up in their condos. Cross your fingers for me.
Starting at noon this Saturday I’ll sign A PLACE TO START A FAMILY at Sundog Books in Seaside, Florida. Come see me if you’re in the neighborhood.
This is from their website calendar: Children’s Author David Harrrison Signs A Place to Start a Family. We are happy to report that store favorite David Harrison returns to our store Saturday March 10, beginning at noon! He’ll be signing his lovely new picture book, A Place to Start a Family.
Here’s the link for additional information:http://www.sundogbooks.com/event
I just read a nice article in 417 SPRINGFIELD MAGAZINE about three of my books: one just out, one coming soon, and one in the future. Here’s a link for anyone interested. https://www.417mag.com/issues/march-2018/david-harrisons-i-want-an-apple
Also received pleasant news about this 1/2 page ad, which will appear in March issues of School Library Journal and Booklist. Congratulations to Lee Bennett Hopkins on his newest anthology. I look forward to reading it.