The Write Sisters spend a lot of time researching and writing about strong women who have made a difference in the world. What they won't mention is that they are part of this group. On Saturday, October 3rd, it was my chance to entertain the Sisters and half a dozen other strong women and their friends and family members.
The third book in Apprentice Shop Books' America's Notable Women series is out! Women of the Golden State: 25 California Women You Should Know is now in print and ready to inspire future generations of notables.
The women who put this series together gathered to meet each other and share stories. They are pretty notable themselves. There are 16 writers for children, 1 fine artist/design specialist, 2 bookkeepers, 1 photo researcher and 1 intern. Their contributions to the field of children's literature is amazing. Besides the hundreds of children's books they have written or contributed to, many have worked in the teaching and library fields. They've raised families--some as single parents. They've cared for sick children and elderly parents, survived breast cancer and organ transplants, built careers and started new ones.
So what happens when you put a bunch of people like this in one room? Lots of laughs and lots of enthusiasm about the field of children's literature. Enjoy the show!