The second annual Superior Children’s Book Festival was held in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, on Saturday, November 2nd, 2013. The events took place in the Walker J. Cisler Conference Center on the campus of Lake Superior State University, from 11am to 3pm.
Several authors from the Upper Peninsula Publishers and Authors Association (UPPAA) were on hand exhibiting and signing their books for readers including
- Carrie Pearson: author of A Warm Winter Tale
- Gretchen Preston: author of the Valley Cat’s series
- Milly Balzarini: author of A Day With Stanley
“Gretchen and I had a nice day at The Soo. The people there were very hospitable. Free table, free lunch! I sold 5 books. Floyd was great. He’s such a beautiful dog. People helped Gretchen haul her material in and we had good travel weather. Gretchen was part of a panel. It was a nice day.”
I attended the Superior Children’s Book Festival as an author of my beaver books, Woodaline the beaver, Kit Trouble and my new book, Little Whittle. I had a great day and was surprised how many families came. I must have talked to over 70 children and their families about how to become a self published author. To get the public to meet us authors, Janice gave us tickets to give out for free gift baskets for the kids. To get the ticket from me, I told them they had to listen to my talk before they got the ticket. I had close to 100% participation. I am confident that this show inspired many young authors and maybe some older ones. What a great day! And yes, I sold over $100 worth of books. Tim LaJoice
I attended the Festival as a traditionally published author and a member of a panel on getting started in the children’s book industry. Janice Repka did a fantastic job coordinating the event. I was impressed by the number of families in attendance and how well it was organized. There was something for everyone (science, creative arts, authors/books, presentations, etc.) and I bet it won’t be long before Janice and her team will need to expand!