On Saturday June 7 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., I sold and autographed my books at the Reading Rocks in Rockford Festival. I brought my award-winning book for children about bullying, How the Moon Regained Her Shape (Arbordale), and my poetry books Traffic Stop (Finishing Line Press), Folk Concert: Changing Times (Anaphora Literary Press), and Exodus (WordTech Editions). This festival is free fun for the whole family across the street from Krause Memorial Library in downtown Rockford, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford, Michigan 49341.
Because the Rockford Public Schools awarded books and certificates to students who had improved in reading or had read many books, lots of families with children came to the festival this year. There were also people dressed as Clifford, Word Girl, and other cartoon characters to entertain the children. I had fun talking with parents and young people, and I sold many copies of How the Moon Regained Her Shape at this book fair.
Although it has often rained at the Reading Rocks in Rockford Festival in the past, the weather was wonderful this year: it was sunny and 80 degrees F. I plan to come again in 2015.
Originally posted on June 14, 2014