Last week was author-packed and amazing! On Monday, Pam Munoz Ryan was in town for her new book, Paint the Wind:
In this epic horse, story, Maya is a captive. In Grandmother’s house in California, she is forbidden from playing or having friends, every word and action is strictly monitored, and even Maya’s memories of her mother have been erased—except within the imaginary world she has created. A world away, in the rugged Wyoming wilderness, a tobiano paint horse called Artemisia runs free, belonging only to the stars. She embodies the spirit of the wild—and she holds the key to Maya’s memories. How Maya’s and Artemisia’s lives intertwine, like a braided rein, is at the heart of this richly-drawn adventure about captivity and freedom, about holding on and letting go.
After visiting several schools, she came to the store for a signing at 7 p.m. We had a great turn-out, and the highlight of the event for me was seeing the six or seven kids’ bookgroups that turned up, en masse, with their books and their wonderful enthusiasm. Pam was incredible, signing books for students, customers, and then for the store almost until closing! We hope that she remembers us for the fun we had, and not for the resulting carpal tunnel.
We still have plenty of signed books on hand, waiting for good homes, so don’t be a stranger!