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Detroit Writing Room Book Club ft. Amy Nielander

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Enjoy an intimate conversation with DWR children's book coach Amy Nielander, author of "Grama's Hug" and "The Ladybug Race."

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Join The Detroit Writing Room Book Club for our December author talk featuring Amy Nielander!

Amy is a Detroit Writing Room children's book coach and award-winning picture book author and illustrator. She is the author-illustrator of "Grama's Hug" (Page Street Kids, 2020) and "The Ladybug Race" (Pomegranatekids, 2015).

During the virtual book talk, guests will have an opportunity to greet the author, enjoy a book discussion and ask questions during a live Q&A!

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7 - 7:15 p.m. - Meet-and-Greet

7:15 - 7:40 p.m. - Book Talk

7:40 - 8 p.m. - Q&A

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Detroit Writing Room Book Club members receive free admission and book discounts. Sign up to become a member at detroitwritingroom.com/book-club.

Single admission is $15 for non-members.

Tickets are nonrefundable. The Zoom link will be sent the morning of the event. Registration closes at 6:30 p.m. EST on Dec. 28, 2021. This event is recorded.

About the Author

Amy Nielander is a College for Creative Studies alum and children’s picture book author-illustrator. Her first wordless picture book, “The Ladybug Race,” exhibited at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair as a finalist in the Silent Book Contest. After her book was published by PomegranateKids, she received a Bronze Medal Book Award in the Children's Picture Books All Ages Category by Independent Publisher. In 2020, she was selected by the Muskegon Museum of Art as one of the twenty Michigan Illustrators to participate in the 20 for 20: Celebrating Michigan Illustrators Exhibit.

Amy loves visiting schools and sharing her picture book making process with children. Her second picture book, “Grama’s Hug,” is published by Page Street Kids and received a starred review from Booklist. As a Detroit Writing Room coach, she is eager to help her clients complete projects as well as navigate the traditional publishing submission process. When she is not working on picture books, she enjoys traveling with her family, going on walks with her havanese and being her kids year round cheerleader.

You can sign up with Amy for a one-on-on coaching session for picture book reviews, query letter feedback and more at detroitwritingroom.com/coaches.

About the Book

“Grama’s Hug”

May and Grama are a team. They do everything together, from birdwatching to preparing for the annual space fair. And they never, ever say goodbye without a hug. May’s love of science takes her far as her inventions win year after year, helped by Grama’s support, effort, and love. She travels to space camp and eventually beyond, earning her spot as the first kid astronaut to journey into space. As May prepares for her mission to explore the cosmos, she seems ready to go without looking back. Will she forget to leave without saying goodbye to Grama?

This picture book explores the importance of treasuring even the smallest moments with people you love. Readers will enjoy the heartwarming illustrations, expressive characters, and delightful touches of whimsy.

Order the book here.

"The Ladybug Race”

Contrary to popular belief, there is more than one way to win a race. One tiny Ash Gray Ladybug believes he can win by being compassionate and kind to others. Brimming with color and movement, The Ladybug Race is a wordless picture book joining hundreds of ladybugs from around the world.

This picture book introduces children to teamwork, compassion and grace. Readers will enjoy the true-to-scale ladybug illustrations and using their own words to tell the story.

Order the book here.

About The Detroit Writing Room

The Detroit Writing Room is an event and writing space in downtown Detroit. Whether you’re working on the next Great American novel or a business plan, the DWR has 30 professional writing coaches to help with all your writing needs. We also host book talks, writing workshops, open mic nights and private events. Visit detroitwritingroom.com to sign up for coaching, memberships, events and more. Check out newyorkwritingroom.com to see our New York-based coaching team.

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