Jan
21
2:00 PM14:00

ALA Midwinter- Atlanta GA

Peace Dragon series creator Linda Ragsdale (Words and Not Opposites) and author friends Susan Eaddy (Poppy’s Best Paper) and Jessica Young (My Blue is Happy) discuss how books can be seeds for growing a more compassionate world. The authors will explore how the concepts of view, voice, and choice bloom through their characters and stories, opening the door to building a library of books that express similar themes. 

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Apr
9
2:00 PM14:00

Faye B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival

Kicking off a Dream, a Cowdfunding Success Story
Susan Eaddy*
Clay Illustrator Susan Eaddy tells the story of her unusual collaboration with author Julie Hedlund from their first meeting in Bologna Italy, all the way through the funding of this dream book project with a successful Kickstarter campaign. She’ll reveal what they learned with all of the mistakes and glory, and show the birth of My Love for You is the Sun from start to finish.

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Oct
10
to Oct 12

Southern Festival of Books

October 11th

12:00 pm Legislative Plaza room 29

Kicking off a Dream, a crowdfunding success story

Susan Eaddy and Julie Hedlund tell the story of their unusual collaboration from their first meeting in Bologna Italy, all the way through the funding of this dream book project with a successful Kickstarter campaign. They’ll reveal what they learned with all of the mistakes and glory, and show the birth of My Love for You is the Sun from start to finish.

 

October 12

12:00 pm Youth Stage

Southern Festival Youth Stage

 Come meet the author and Illustrator of My Love for You is the Sun.  Author Julie Hedlund and Illustrator Susan Eaddy will provide story starters and clay craft kits so you can make your OWN clay picture to take home.

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Oct
9
4:00 PM16:00

Franklin Teen Library-Franklin Main Library, Columbia Pike

Susan Eaddy will join with author Julie Hedlund to show and tell about the making of My Love for You is the Sun.

This Power point presentation shows the process of writing and illustrating this book from start to finish.

 Julie will disclose her writing process with tips for students; Susan will show her process, from research to sketches to final clay artwork.

The importance of collaboration and cooperation in working with a client is stressed, as well as stories of making mistakes (many) and why they made the book better.

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