15 Years and Counting: Another Great Book Festival in Collingswood, NJ.

On Saturday, October 7, 2017, I attended my 4th Collingswood Book Festival as an author and this one was finally held outdoors thanks to the beautiful, sun-filled day.  And, as one of the featured authors at this year’s event, I was privileged and thrilled to talk about WHEELS OF CHANGE with many 4th and 5th graders from the local schools, as well as to reconnect with fellow authors and friends.

Here are a few  photo highlights:

During the Wheels of Change “Book Talk”

Meeting with some enthusiastic students after the book talk.

With fellow children’s book author Patricia Lugo.

Finally meeting Liza Royce Agency sibling and my favorite YA sci-fi author: Joshua David Bellin

YA panel on writing fantasy.

Kid Lit Author’s Club author David Teague

 IF you missed this year’s event, mark your calendar for next year.  For a lover of books, it’s one of the best festivals around.



Picture Book Author Colleen Kosinski and her husband keeping cool.

Hanging out with my daughter and “gal Friday” before the festival started.


8 thoughts on “15 Years and Counting: Another Great Book Festival in Collingswood, NJ.

  1. Thanks for sharing, Darlene. I love seeing all your photos and reading your blog. It looks like you had a great event. Congratulations. I definitely plan to make it out there next year and will encourage my local writers’ group to go with me.

    • Kid Lit Authors get a lot of support from the local community. The local library purchased multiple copies of my book this past summer and teachers read a few chapters to their classes to get kids interested. Many of the kids who came by to have books signed said they were encouraged by their teachers to buy the book if they wanted to find out what happened next. Can’t ask for better PR than that!

      • No, you can’t! That’s so fantastic. I’ve found it to be the same here in NC. The local librarians and the school librarians are extremely supportive.

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