A big thanks to all my friends and family who have cheered me on as I published my first book, “The Thirsty Crow & The Crow and the Fox”.
Last Sunday, I had my first author event at a Chapters store, in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada. It was a wonderful day, where I had the opportunity to interact with customers who walked into the store. I met the young and old, parents with toddlers (the ideal customer group), yet to be parents, don’t ever want to be parents, teenagers, men and women from a diverse demographic. I told them the stories in the book and the story of how I designed the book and made all the illustrations by just using open source software such as Inkscape and Scribus and how I published it through Ingram.
My thanks to Greg, who was instrumental, Natalia who facilitated and Alex, the store manager who helped organize the event and all the other staff who were considerate and made me feel at home.
My young nephews came to see me at the store. My cousin Anthony plowed through the congested Toronto traffic to be there for me.
It was a memorable experience. Hoping to catch a similar break here at home, in US.
“The Thirsty Crow & The Crow and the Fox”, is a show-and-tell book, containing two Indian folk tales for children between the ages of three and five. One story is about ingenuity and the other is about vanity.