As some of you know, I've worked for the Salt Lake County Library System for many years. One of the things the library does in all its branches is a program called Great Reads for Girls. It's a book club for girls grades four and up. Moms are encouraged to read with their daughters too. One of the books Great Reads for Girls is reading this year is A Dog's Way Home! I will be visiting with each book club at their library over the next seven months, talking with them about my book, being a writer, and anything else they want to talk about. In addition, my very good friend (who also works for the library system), Susan Hamada and her rescued sheltie, Chloe, are visiting the groups too. Chloe (a three-legged sheltie) and Susan are a registered therapy team.
Love the stuffed sheltie!
So this past Tuesday night was my first visit with a book club, and boy was I nervous! But the staff and the girls (and their moms) at the Kearns Library made me feel soooo welcome! Many of them brought donations--toys, treats--to donate to Sheltie Rescue of Utah. Susan brought the most beautiful Chloe. The girls were quite smitten with her! I talked with the group for an hour about how I became an author, what inspired me to write the book, and what it's like being a writer. They also asked me great questions such as: What is your favorite book? Where's your favorite place to be? Which do you like better, being a writer or being a librarian (that was a tough one to answer!), and many more. They were a great group, and I enjoyed hearing about their dogs too! Can't wait until my next book club visit!
I'm the author of The Dogs of Winter (Arthur A. Levine Books), A Dog's Way Home (Katherine Tegen Books) and The Ring (WestSide). I'm a long-time book lover, and a passionate dog person. I live in the high country of the Utah mountains with my husband, three dogs, and two cats. Life is sweeeet!