Ghost news is the best news, or that's what my grandpa used to tell me. (I made that up!)
Most paranormal news involves hauntings, sightings, and cemeteries but my ghost news involves cookies, coloring pages, and bookstores, so gather 'round and read all about it.
Nothing made me happier than celebrating the launch of How To Make Friends With A Ghost at Parnassus Books. They've been so enthusiastic and supportive of my work, (I just put up a mural in their children's section!) and they were equally avid about my little ghost book and the celebration surrounding it.
My pal, Emily Arrow, who is a serious talent in the children's publishing and music world hosted the event and sang her beautiful ghost song, and I couldn't have done the launch party without her. (I'll be sharing her ghost song and video sooooon so keep your eyes peeled!)
Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate the Book Launch - you all made the day so wonderful. Special thank you to the folks at Parnassus, to Emily, and to my husband Matt and my cousin Alex who helped set up!
If you came to the launch, then you know Tundra made incredible activity kits for everyone to have, and I also made coloring pages for the littlest ghost lovers. We're happy to share them today with everyone! Download and print Activity Kits HERE and your Coloring Pages HERE. Next week I'll be doing a giveaway, and to enter you'll have to share your finished coloring page, so keep on the lookout for that.
GUYS. The second best part about making a book (the first being actually making it) is sharing it with you. I'm happy to announce upcoming bookstore and festival visits, as well as a very special live drawing session.
+ KALAMAZOO, MI : BOOKBUG BOOKSTORE, Oct. 1 at 2 pm
3019 Oakland Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
+ NASHVILLE, TN: HER BOOKSHOP, Oct. 12 at 6 pm
1043 W Eastland Ave, Nashville, TN 37206
+ NASHVILLE, TN: SOUTHERN FESTIVAL OF BOOKS, Oct. 15 from 12 pm - 1 pm
NPL Teen Studio: Manuals for Making Marvelous Kids: Two Picture Books
With co-panelist Jean Reagan of How to Get Your Teacher Ready
1:00 pm to 1:30 pm – Book Signing at the Colonnade
+ PORTLAND, OR: WORDSTOCK BOOK FESTIVAL, Nov. 11 at 3:30 pm
Story time hosted by Emily Arrow, Miller Gallery at the Portland Art Museum
4:00 pm to 4:30 pm – Book Signing with Green Bean Bookstore
As well as reading to you, I'll be drawing for you too! I'm super excited to share that I'll be doing a facebook live event at the New York Times on October 18 at 3:30 pm EST. Tune in to watch on the New York Times Books Facebook Page! These live events are so cool - I've never done one but I've watched other artists and it's so cool to see them working while folks jump on to ask questions in real time. I've also never been to NY in the Fall so dreams do come true.
That's it for today's Ghost News! Thanks for reading and I hope to see you at an upcoming event! Like I said, keep a lookout for a coloring giveaway coming soon. And if you and your little ones do the activities, coloring pages, or share the book on Instagram, use the hashtag #howtomakefriendswithaghost and I'll do my best to share!
Stay spooky my friends!