At the beginning of March I had the privilege of participating in one of the best book festivals I've ever attended, "March Into Reading," hosted by Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island. This is an annual event that brings a visiting author or illustrator into every Aquidneck Island school on Friday, and then follows up with activities on Saturday at the University. I made some of the presentations...
...and autographed books for my fans.
I also checked out some of the other Saturday events.
One of my favorites on Saturday was the "petting zoo"! Especially because some of the baby goats were Nubians, the same breed that I helped to raise when I was a child.
You can find out more about this festival at http://newport.patch.com/articles/salve-regina-hosts-8th-annual-march-into-reading#photo-5161787 or at http://riedmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/MarchIntoReading_flyer.pdf