Day Two of the Lacey Loves to Read whirlwind: cafe au lait and a blueberry scone at the Bread Peddler (worth any excuse to come to Olympia) and then into my mini Cooper carriage to go to Pleasant Glade Elementary where I had a blast talking with kids about how I became a writer. I loved answering their sharp and thoughtful questions and was so excited to be with them all, I forgot to take any photos. Picture a gymnasium full of adorable and smart children here:
I got a short break at a coffee shop (where I spent time brainstorming about a book trailer for The Friendship Doll) and then Courtney and I were off again, this time to Chamber's Prairie Elementary where I chatted with the kids about writing Nubs.
|That's not a ding on Courtney's door but a spot on my camera lens.|
|The librarian thoughtfully bookmarked her favorite poems|
|Made from English Grolleg porcelain by Troy Staszak|
After a nice soup and salad lunch, I was given some time off for good behavior (just kidding, Courtney!) and before I knew it, my red mini Cooper chariot was back again to whisk me off for the very last time.
The Lacey Community Center was packed!!! I was informed that the attendance was even better than the time they hosted Valentine's Dancing Pigs. I am definitely adding that to my resume. I got to visit with two PAWS dogs (like Reading with Rover dogs), one of whom, Shelby is also an artist. I listened in while a great young man read Nubs to police dog Brett (who is almost as cute as Winston). Then it was time for me to take the stage. After my talk, I signed books for over an hour and a half, in awe that so many families had made time on a weekday night to come out for this event.
|Reading Nubs to K-9 Officer & Brett|
I wish I had a million dollars because if I did, I would make sure every community could have an event like Lacey Loves to Read.
And I would also absolutely buy spa gift certificates for Courtney, Jeannette and all of the other LLTR committee members.