Publishers are not sending authors on tour nearly as much as they used to. Truthfully, all the authors coming to the store have either scheduled their own visits (because they are passing through), or the author is local.
That said, the store does have some really great people visiting the store in the next month or two.
To start off, we have George Ella Lyon coming to promote ALL THE WATER IN THE WORLD, a picture book about water conservation and use. If you ever get a chance to meet George Ella and hear her speak, take the chance. You'l not meet a more fascinating and gentile lady.
Writer Tracie Vaughn Zimmer is next in the line up. We first met Tracie when she moved back to Cincinnati and was promoting her book REACHING FOR SUN (which became an award winner). This time around, she's talking about her poetry collection COUSINS OF CLOUDS, poems about elephants. There are many hidden gems in this book. It's well worth spending some time discovering it.
Next is the talented illustrator Christina Wald. Christina's new book is HABITAT SPY. Christina has done several terrific books about nature for Sylvan Dell, and this one is one of them.
And finally, author/illustrator Will Hillenbrand is visiting the store. Will will be signing his new books SPRING IS HERE and MOTHER GOOSE PICTURE PUZZLES. I'm a big fan of Will's art and writing. He's produced more than 50 books in his career, and none have been a disappointment.
I'll be dropping in here to let you know how things went in the future.