OC Children’s Book Festival 2016

Our book “Could You Hug A Cactus?” was at the Orange Country Children’s Book Festival 2016! The booth was complete with the 10 foot tall huggable cactus and desert heat (90 degrees!). Phillip Van Wagoner and I had a blast, and some good friends visited as well.

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Our friend Matthew McKinley, myself and the author (and friend!) Phillip Van Wagoner with the 10ft cactus.

It is always really special to meet families and kids who are interested in the book. It’s good for the soul to talk to kids and to hear what they have to say about the book, and things in general! I always feel overwhelmed at the end of the day thinking back on all the amazing people I got to meet.

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Captain Tall Tale shares a hug with the cactus!

imag0964Also, the author Phillip Van Wagoner and myself both got to try out our Presenter-chops at the Storyteller stage and Illustrator stage, respectively (both were a team effort). What a day!

It was a great opportunity to meet industry professionals, authors and Illustrators, book shop owners and folks working on all sorts of different projects.

People at book fairs really seem to respond to the quality of the book, which for Phil and I is a testament to our attention to detail throughout the process. We really tried to make something special with “Could You Hug A Cactus?” and love hearing people’s feedback.

If you’re reading this blog and haven’t had a chance to check out the book, please check out our book on Amazon¬†and look through a few pages and see what you think. Leave a comment and let me know!

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