Yesterday I received the news that CRAWLY SCHOOL FOR BUGS has been selected to represent Missouri at the National Book Fair in Washington D.C. in September. I feel honored and very grateful.
The selection was made by Missouri’s Center for the Book, which also picked my book PIRATES to represent Missouri at the 2013 National Book Fair.
I’m looking for a list of previous honorees. Cheryl Harness, I know you’re on the list and I think Judy Young is also. I’d like to post the whole list when I find it.
My thanks to Missouri Center for the Book board and to Naomi Williamson in particular for planning and hosting a wonderful reception yesterday in Warrensburg. The event was to recognize my book, PIRATES, which was selected this year to represent Missouri at the National Book Fair.
As part of the celebration, PIRATES artist Dan Burr was flown in from Idaho. As if that weren’t enough, our friends Larry and Maryann Wakefield made the trek with us and Cheryl Harness and Vicki Grove drove in to join the festivities. AND, when I walked in the first thing I saw was a large glassed-in case that contained each and every one of my 89 books listed on my website!
Cathy Clear somehow managed to find every book that wasn’t already in the university’s collection. How she did it I don’t know. What I do know is that I was speechless when I saw her handiwork.
I’m pleased that PIRATES has been selected by Missouri Center for the Book to represent Missouri this year at the National Book Fair in Washington D.C. I read that about 200,000 people attend the event. I don’t plan to go but my book will be there and I’m happy about that.
It won’t hurt my feelings if you decide to get a copy. Promise.