Hello, hello, HELLO!
It has been much too long. I have been busy, busy, busy (planning a wedding, getting married, honeymooning, and starting a new job teaching at a community college, and of course writing too). Boy, the last few months have been packed! But, now that things are beginning to cool down, I am rejoining the blogosphere—and with writers news too!
Today, I had the pleasure of attending a book launch for Jeri Chase Ferris’s Noah Webster and his Words. This was an intimate event where many people came together to celebrate the release of her new book. And what a book it is! It follows the life of Noah Webster, the writer of the dictionary. Not only was it an intriguing book, but so informational! AND, Jeri has been given several awards including star reviews from School Library Journal, Booklist, Kirkus, Horn Book, and has been deemed the “pick of the week” in California Kids and has been selected by the Junior Library Guild for Fall 2012. Wow!
Obviously, she is an expert, so I took note of the wonderful atmosphere Jeri set for the occasion. She had cookies and coffee for her guests, a guestbook, a display of other books she’s written (10+), letters and artifacts from the publishing process for Noah, and lots of books to sell. She sold and signed several copies of her book, and everyone seemed so happy to be there.
I just want to say “job well done, Jeri!” and congratulations on the new book, all the great reviews and awards, and on a successful book launch!