Thursday, January 27, 2011

Jane Kurtz

Jane Kurtz will be in Houston  this weekend.  She will be signing books the following dates/times/locations:
Thursday, January 27th 
5 p.m.
Blue Willow Book Store
Friday, January 28th
7 p.m.
Memorial Barnes & Noble
Saturday, January 29th
3 p.m.
Town & Country Barnes & Noble
Sunday, January 30th
DSM Ethiopian Orthodox Church

So who is Jane Kurtz?  Jane is the author of numerous award-winning children's books, such as Pulling the Lion's Tail, Trouble, Only a Pigeon, The Storyteller's Beads, Faraway Home, and Saba. [And yes, I have everyone of them signed.  :) ] She spent most of her childhood in Ethiopia and has based many of her books on her memories of Ethiopia, such as the ones I named above. Most recently though, she authored American Girl's Lanie and Lanie's Real Adventures.  She works with a company in Ethiopia called Ethiopia Reads which helps bring books to the children in Ethiopia.