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Thousand Islands Book Festival: Cape Vincent, NY - June 7, 2014

The festival was held at Cape Vincent Elementary School.  Authors were put up at local bed & breakfast establishments.  I stayed at the beautiful Maple Grove.

 

Several of the authors and festival committee members had a chance to sit on the front porch and watch the sunset over the St. Lawrence River,

 

Sitting next to me (within easy camera range), author/illustrator Suzanne Bloom.

 

Let the Festival begin...

 

Liz welcomes authors, committee members, volunteers, and attendees...

 

Next, we are welcomed in song by Sarah Ada.

 

And then we are welcomed in poetry by Kalli Dakos (with assistants).

 

Other authors:  Suzanne Bloom

 

Joe Bruchac

 

Frank Cammuso

 

Christie Casciano (on left)

 

Kalli Dakos (on left)

 

Hope Marston

 

Matt McElligott

 

Terry Trueman

 

and father-and-son team Gary and Justin VanRiper

 

at my presentation

 

 

autographing session

 

VVV with Sarah, after her closing song.

 

The lighthouse at Tibbetts Point, because I was so close I had to stop to look.

Since so many people commented on it, here's a picture of my special frog-princess Frogged pen.  It was made by my daughter Beth, who has a shop on Etsy--Sparkly Something--where she sells beautiful (and sparkly) things.