Monday, April 07, 2008
While visiting my mom in Kentucky I had a chance to meet Emma Sleeth, a 17-year-old college student at Asbury College. At age sixteen Emma sold a book to Zondervan--a nonfiction targeted to young adults about saving the environment. Emma wrote It's Easy Being Green when she was fifteen as an English assignment in high school.
Emma learned about and developed her passion for environmentalism from her father, a doctor who wrote Serve God, Save the Planet: A Christian Call to Action Now. Emma's now at Asbury on scholarship and at 17 is already finishing her sophomore year.
Now that's cool, selling your first book at 16.
Also during this trip--on Saturday I visited some Christian bookstores in Lexington, bearing gift bags of chocolate. The beautiful Lifeway Store had a great endcap for the Kanner Lake series. This endcap of the whole series is now possible with the release of its final book, Amber Morn. I signed all the books on these special shelves and applied an "autographed by author" sticker. It's always great to visit bookstores and say a special "thank you" for the sellers on the front lines.