1. zinnia and the bees at collage collage!

    My last stop was Collage Collage in Vancouver BC (and my first time to that fantastic city!). It’s a very special art space for kids and we had a two hour slot to talk about the book and make yarn bees! How wonderful is that?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  2. zinnia and the bees at third place books in seattle!

    My second tour stop was Seattle, and the Third Place Books Seward Park! Big thanks to Michelle who took care of the event there, and to all who were able to attend. It was such a wonderful evening!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    (That’s Sanae Ishida, author and illustrator I admire big time, whose latest book is Chibi Samurai Wants a Pet.)

     

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  3. zinnia and the bees at green bean books in portland!

    First stop on my trip up the West Coast last week was the gem of a bookstore, Green Bean Books in Portland! (Hi Green Bean!) I hope you get a chance to hang out on their porch someday. I have so many special memories of the weekend there, and so many talented kidlit folks live nearby too. Huge thanks to Jennifer and Earl for hosting me, and to Zoey Abbott Wagner for taking pretty much all of these photos! I gave a presentation and then we made yarn pompoms. (If you’d like to make some, instructions here.)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  4. zinnia and the bees launch!

    Last Saturday was the launch for Zinnia and the Bees at Skylight Books! And Michelle Sterling of Avery and Augustine (you’ve gotta check out her Instagram) and the Little Lit Book Series was kind enough to lend her talents and take photos. You see, aside from being a reading expert, she’s also a photographer!

    Here’s a visual recap of the event, which was the best ever (as Zinnia would say). Many thanks to all those who were able to attend as well as those sending support from afar. I felt it and appreciate it very much! And a big shout out to my dear friend Bonnie at Thirsty for Tea for Zinnia and the Bees treats of my dreams!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    If you’d like to get your own signed copy of the book, you can order through Skylight Books and make a note of that in the checkout—that way, they’ll send you a signed one straight to you from my hometown! And many thanks!

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  5. zinnia and the bees visits blogs!

    I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to visit some blogs over the past week to talk about Zinnia and the Bees, writing, and more. A big thanks to all the bloggers who’ve hosted me!

     

    Here are those features if you’d like to take a look:

     

    Author Spotlight at KIDLIT411

     

     

     

    My guest post about how Zinnia and the Bees came to be on Pop! Goes the Reader

     

     

     

    Interview + fun facts about the book at YAYOMG

     

     

    Interview at Middle Grade Minded

     

     

     

     

    Interview at Good Reads with Ronna

     

     

     

    My book and tour details are up at the wonderful Little Lit Book Series

    (which I’m happy to be part of on Instagram)

     

     

    Writers’ Rumpus Interview

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