How my mom fueled my love of libraries

As I get closer to my due date (34 days left! Holy cow!) I have been reflecting on how the library has influenced me throughout my life and how my mom is probably solely responsible for this love of reading. From how having access to a public library shaped me, to how I was treated by librarians versus other teaching staff, to not being censored from material I wanted to read, libraries and my mom have been key. Expect a lot of tangents in this post. Sorry. I have received several children’s books from friends and family members and which … Continue reading How my mom fueled my love of libraries

4th Annual UCF Book Festival

Wow! It has been a pretty awesome day! I was fortunate enough to be asked to moderate a panel of Authors for this year’s UCF Book Festival. This year there were 55 authors conducting 20 panels. Topics ranged from children’s books to pop-lit to horror and more. So this is how it went down. I got an email on Monday from a coworker in a panic because she wasn’t able to moderate the panel. She was looking for help. I volunteered because it looked AWESOME! The 4 children’s books were dropped off to me on Wednesday. I read all 4 … Continue reading 4th Annual UCF Book Festival