Last Thursday, I had my Children’s Books Launch Pajama Party at Folio Books in San Francisco. Children came dressed in their pajamas, including my five-year-old daughter, Sammy. My husband took pictures as I soaked in the experience.
At the beginning of the event, Martha, the store manager, introduced me to the lovely crowd. After greeting and thanking them for coming, I read three of my books, “Mr. Dinosaur is Hiding,” “Green Bird Loves to Count,” and “Goodnight World.” It was wonderful seeing the kids listening and participating.
After the reading, I mingled with the crowd and gave away Sammy’s Books stickers. I also got to sign some books.
About two years ago, I read a bedtime book to Sammy as part of our bedtime routine. As I was leaving her room that night, I suddenly got inspired to try and write a bedtime book for her. Without skipping a beat, I used my graphic design skills and my love for writing to make something I wasn’t sure I could even do. Soon, Sammy’s Books was born, and “Goodnight World” was published in December 2012.
I always knew I wanted to become a writer, but I never knew I would ever write, or even illustrate children’s books. But that’s how inspiration works. If you let it guide you and push you to explore a small or a big idea, or a small or a big dream, you allow yourself to discover something magical—you get to see what else you’re capable of.
So now, I don’t only love writing books for the “big kids”, but I also love writing books for the little kids too.
Thank you, Sammy, for always inspiring me.
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For more pictures from the event, click here.