Children's Authors Group Signing with Natasha Lowe, Jeff Mack, Heidi Stemple, Lisa Yee, and Jane Yolen

When: Saturday, December 9, 3:00pm
Where: The Odyssey Bookshop
The Odyssey Bookshop is thrilled to host a brilliant group of children’s book creators for a group signing. The perfect holiday gift for someone special in your life--or for your own personal collection! Can't make it to the event? Pre-order a book in-store or online and we'll get it signed and personalized for you! (We also offer free gift wrapping and we can ship worldwide!)
At an early age Natasha Lowe knew she wanted to be either a writer, an adventurer or open a fancy teashop. So she did a little bit of everything, traveling to America where she ran The Tea House bed and breakfast and wowed guests with her grandmother’s shortbread recipe. She also wrote a series of children’s stories that were broadcast live on radio. She now lives in Deerfield, Massachusetts with her husband Jon, her four fabulous children, and a magical stone goose. These days she can nearly always be found in her kitchen baking teatime treats and cooking up new stories. 
Jeff Mack has written and illustrated a long list of picture books, chapter books, and early readers, including the Hippo and Rabbit series, Frog and Fly in Six Slurpy Stories and the Clueless McGee books.  And his book, Good News Bad News, which has only four words in it, has been published in twelve different languages! His paintings and drawings have been exhibited around New York State and Western Massachusetts, including the 2000 and 2002 Everson Museum of Art Biennials. Mack now lives in Western Massachusetts where he continues to write and illustrate books, paint murals and visit schools and libraries to talk about his work.
Heidi Stemple didn’t want to be a writer when she grew up. In fact, after she graduated from college, she became a probation officer in Florida. It wasn’t until she was 28 years old that she gave in and joined the family business, publishing her first short story in a book called Famous Writers and Their Kids Write Spooky Stories. The famous writer was her mom, author Jane Yolen. Since then, she has published twenty books and numerous short stories and poems, mostly for children. Heidi, her two daughters, her mom, and a couple cats live in Massachusetts on a big old farm with two houses.
Lisa Yee’s debut novel, Millicent Min, Girl Genius, won the prestigious Sid Fleischman Humor Award. Her other novels for young people include Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time, So Totally Emily Ebers, Absolutely Maybe, and a series about a 4th grader, Bobby vs. Girls (Accidentally) and Bobby the Brave (Sometimes). Lisa is also the author of American Girl’s Kanani books and Good Luck, Ivy, and the Lea Clark series. A Thurber House Children’s Writer-in-Residence, Lisa's books have been named an NPR Best Summer Read, Sports Illustrated Kids Hot Summer Read, and USA Today Critics’ Top Pick. Lisa's 2016 books include the DC Super Hero Girls middle grade novel series and the American Girl, 2016 Girl of the Year books. 2017 novels include Batgirl At Super Hero High and Katana At Super Hero High.
Jane Yolen is an author of children’s books, fantasy, and science fiction, including Owl MoonThe Devil’s Arithmetic, and How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? She is also a poet, a teacher of writing and literature, and a reviewer of children’s literature. She has been called the Hans Christian Andersen of America and the Aesop of the twentieth century. Jane Yolen’s books and stories have won the Caldecott Medal, two Nebula Awards, two Christopher Medals, the World Fantasy Award, three Mythopoeic Fantasy Awards, the Golden Kite Award, the Jewish Book Award, the World Fantasy Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Association of Jewish Libraries Award among many others.    
Event date: 
Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
Odyssey Bookshop
9 College Street
South Hadley, MA 01075