I'm off to Sherman's Maine Books in Freeport this morning to be part of the KidsHeartAuthors day. Mitali Perkins, author of Rickshaw Girl, came up with this idea to bring together authors and illustrators on Valentine's Day at independent bookstores, to share love and literary valentines. I always buy a special book for my beloveds on Valentine's Day and today I'll pick some out while schmoozing with cohorts I've never met, like Jay Piscopo, Sarah Thomson, and Aileen Darragh.
There are 44 bookstores all over New England participating, so visit an indie near you. Happy Valentine's Day!