It’s been a great year!

What a year! Celebrating firsts, clockwise from the top:

  • First in-person book launch, held with family and friends, at Overflow Brewery in Ottawa
  • This is the Boat that Ben Built was included in the Canadian Children’s Book News publication, and later in their Best Books for Kids and Teens.¬†This is a photo of the shelf I put up in my office to celebrate these firsts.
  • First time holding the book in my hands! I had gathered all the stuffed animals to celebrate with me, except for heron, who joined us a little later.
  • This is the Boat that Ben Built¬†was named an Ontario Library Association¬†Best Bet – first “sticker” for the book!
  • First time signing a book (I practiced a lot first!)
  • First time finding the book in the public library – the same one I went to when I was a child.
  • First time reading at a bookstore (Indigo Orleans)
  • First time doing a virtual school visit for World Read Aloud day

Thanks to all the readers and supporters for a fantastic year of firsts!

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