This past Friday, Ellen Schwartz launched her newest picture book Abby’s Birds, illustrated by artist Sima Elizabeth Shefrin and published by Tradewind Books. The event was held at Fireside books in Kitsilano, Vancouver and was packed with people (and wonderful books).
I enjoyed a pre-launch conversation with 6 very accomplished and very seriously talented CWILL BC authors and illustrators. Though the 7 of us have different backgrounds, the trials, tribulations and joys of the process are quite similar. As the only non-author, I was reminded of the respect and envy I feel for those comfortable with the medium of words and how fortunate we are to have such a richness of children’s literary talent in British Columbia.
So, drop by your local independent bookstore and explore the great works created in B.C (and get yourself a copy of Abby’s Birds).