As an author, I tend to have boxes of books filling the nooks and crannies of my house. Some are copies I receive from publishers of that books that I have written, and many are books that I have read.
While walking my dog one day with my dad, we came across a Little Free Library, and I thought what a wonderful way to distribute some of my excess books to readers. I’m not much of a woodworker, but not long after, my dad showed up with this wonderfully designed library. I just needed to mount it and dig a hole to set it in the ground.
Sadly, the past many months have been a little chaotic for me, but with things settling down, I was able to find a free afternoon to finally get this set up. It is fully stocked with books (some of which I wrote). So come check it out.
Over the weekend I took part in the St. Peter Book Festival, to help promote Lake 7 Creative’s Can You Survive? series. My book Greek Mythology’s Adventure’s of Perseus, released last fall, is part of that series, which adapts classic tales into choose-your-path type stories. But I also had to show off Campfire Crisis now that I have copies in hand. The cover looks great!
The Mankato Free Press wrote up an article featuring the festival. Somewhat hidden in the background of one of the photos is a friend and fellow author, Jason Glaser. I wish I could have recorded the complimentary things he had to say about my Perseus story—he enjoyed how closely I stuck to the original myth, but did admit that even he died once because he wasn’t sure how to slay Poseidon’s sea monster. (What I have to say to that—Gotcha!)
Overall, it was a day full of books and old acquaintances. Even met a few new ones like illustrator Cori Doerrfeld, who sat at the the table next to me. She’s worked with Brooke Shields! Having grown up in the 80s, I was fascinated by that. But Cori also has some fun books that she’s written and illustrated, such as Penny Love Pink.