Wow! Spring break is finally here, and so is my new book- Otto the Otter Takes a Bath. This book has felt like such a long time coming! It feels so good to have my second book available on Amazon. I'm so proud of all the work that my illustrator, Noah Ray, our graphic designer, Sam Carrier, and I did to get this book to its published state.
These past few weeks have been very exciting on the author front! I spent my birthday in Charlottesville, Virginia, presenting for the first time at the Virginia Festival of the Book. I feel so blessed to have been able to participate in this event! I got to visit three incredible elementary schools around Albemarle County and meet at least a hundred very enthusiastic kids. It was so exciting to meet kids who had read Messages From Maryam before. They made me feel famous by giving me hugs, telling me how much they loved my story, and asking for autographs.
The Virginia Festival of the Book was a great way to share my love of writing AND experience the culture of Charlottesville. I loved seeing how invested the city was in the Festival of the Book. There were posters and signs all over the city, and I enjoyed checking out some local used book shops (where I spent way too much money) and drinking coffee while the rain came down.
Before I get out of town for spring break, I want to say thank you to all of you for supporting my work on Messages From Maryam and Otto the Otter Takes a Bath. Please shoot me a message or leave a review on Amazon to let me know how you like Otto the Otter! I can't wait to hear from you!