When Renata illustrates a book she often never gets the chance to talk to the author, except perhaps trading a few emails. But for her latest book she raced ahead of a huge blizzard to get to Seattle for the official launch of Once Upon a Memory. And from all the stories and pictures, Renata had an amazing time with Nina and her husband Booth - and they had a super turnout for the book launch which Renata was so happy about!
We had our own book launch last weekend in Calgary at Monkey Shines Children's Books in Marda Loop. As Nina alludes to in her blog post, every single person that shows for a book launch is cherished. Renata had a half dozen children to read to and we are so thankful for their parents for bringing them out. Thanks to Sue from Monkey Shines for supporting local artists, I know we are all very appreciative! Here is a video from a couple of days ago of Sue talking about christmas books and such on Breakfast Television - including Once Upon A Memory!