Eureka, Ca., (KIEM)- For Katie Moran, Saturday was a big day. Earlier this week she met Kirby Larson, a children’s book author, at school. Larson was one of 25 well-known authors that visited Humboldt County to read and talk with youngsters about writing and literacy. Moran was so inspired by Larson’s presentation, she wrote her a story.
The Foster Kid is a short work, “About a kid who goes into space and meets some excellent aliens.” Moran says. Regardless of the plot, its likely to be an unforgettable story for Larson.
Since the 1970s the Humboldt County Author’ s Festival has brought local children face to face with the creators of their favorite characters. The tradition continues because of donations (everything from books that are sold to be signed, donated by Eureka Books, to the cost of air fare for the writers).
In the front of the Humboldt County main library in Eureka families could purchase the work of the 25 visiting authors. Then in the main library, children could have their new books signed.