Sunday, February 15, 2009

free love in Freeport

Look, it's the scurvy knave, Sarah L. Thomson, author of Pirates Ho! getting into the spirit at Sherman's Maine Bookstore in Freeport on Valentine's Day. Four of us came together to celebrate literary love in honor of KidsHeartAuthors, an event hatched by Mitali Perkins. It was all about community, buying local, giving a signed book to your beloved, and meeting the folks who create them.

Here, Jay Piscopo, directs Sarah in the art of drawing a pirate. It's easy!

Illustrator Aileen Darragh described the research process for her book, Give a Goat , about the Heifer International Project.

I made, what else, valentines, to pass the time between browsers, and Jay Piscopo sketched his favorite superheroes.

Thanks to the folks at Sherman's for the opportunity to connect with readers, each other, and spread some literary love. They had great treat bags!

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