UPPAA Speakers Bureau Presents
Author of And Stretch To The Sun and other children’s books
Presentation Title: “The Story of a Children’s Book: From Idea to Published Book and Surprises along the Way”
When: February 4th, 2020, 7:00pm – 8:30pm. Admission is free.
Where: Lydia M. Olson Library, NMU campus
When Carrie Pearson set out to write a children’s picture book biography about Dr. Steve Sillett, the world’s authority on the tallest trees on earth, she didn’t know the many twists and turns leading to publication – stretched end to end – would be longer than the trees are tall. Join Carrie as she shares the journey of the little story who could which is now an award-winning book for children.
About the Author
Carrie Pearson feels that being a children’s book author represents the best merger of her education, occupations, and passion. She holds a BA in early childhood education from the University of Michigan, taught at the University’s preschool and then moved into the business world for 15+ years. She is now a full-time children’s book author and owner of a consulting business in the children’s book industry focusing on preparing writers to connect with the right agent. She is a Regional Advisor for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Michigan chapter and a member of the Michigan Reading Association and the Upper Peninsula Publishers and Authors Association. She is the author of three nature-themed picture books, A Warm Winter Tail, A Cool Summer Tail, And Stretch To The Sun: From A Tiny Sprout To The Tallest Tree On Earth. A picture book biography about medical trailblazer, Dr. Virginia Apgar, launches fall 2020, and a new, exciting nonfiction picture book about how real life princesses are changing the world will launch spring 2021.
Carrie would love to connect with you on Twitter @carrieapearson, Pinterest carrieapearson, Instagram carrieapearson.author, and through her websites: www.carriepearsonbooks.com or www.childrensbookconnections.com
About the Upper Peninsula Publishers and Authors Association (UPPAA)
The UPPAA was founded in 1998 as a non-profit 501(c)2 corporation with the goal of educating and empowering authors of the U.P. Among its outreach programs are a Speaker’s Bureau, a contest for young writers (grades 5 to 12), and an annual journal The U.P. Reader.