Sunday, March 31, 2013

Autism Empowerment Easter Egg Hunt

Okay, you could not have asked for better weather for an outdoor egg hunt. It felt like the middle of summer.
The view from my table
Kudos to Karen and John at Autism Empowerment for organizing and conducting this great event, and a big mahalo goes out to all the volunteers who helped make it a success.

I had the pleasure of meeting in person McNall Mason and Max Suarez from Max N Me Studio. As I mentioned in a previous blog post, McNall and Max are the authors and illustrators of Max From The Planet Of Cool and other awesome children's books that help raise money for various charities. I highly recommend checking them out.

Thanks to everyone who bought a copy of Book One (I'm going to be referring to Secret of the Songshell as "Book One" a lot from now on), and thanks to my table-neighbor Annie Lamberto for letting me hide under her shady portable shelter.

Not in the shade
Speaking of which, Annie is the chairperson of the Southwest Washington Special Education Conference and Resource Fair, which provides resources to families of children with special needs. For those of you in the Portland/Vancouver area, the fair is a free event that will take place on Saturday, April 27th from 9am-5pm at Prairie High School. Copies of Secret of the Songshell - um, I mean, Book One - will be given away as door prizes!
Quick Book Two update: over 12,600 words (about 50 pages), and hopefully no starting over this time...

1 comment:

  1. Brian, loved your blog post! I almost spit out my water when I saw your "not in the shade" caption. Sorry we didn't get a chance to talk. As you could guess, we were a tad busy. :-) THANK YOU SO MUCH for your support of the event! I'm glad you got to meet McNall and Max!