We are so excited about the events for have planned for the author of Ernestine's Milky Way
when she visits Haywood County later this month. This is a stunning children's book that tells the story of 5 year old Ernestine, who sets out on a journey to help a neighbor in Maggie Valley. She learns that she can conquer her fears and be a "big girl".
The inspiration for this book came from a story told by native resident, the late Ernestine Upchurch, about her childhood. The author, Kerry Madden-Lunsford, first met Ernestine after she published Gentle's Holler
, a children's novel that was set in Maggie Valley. They remained close friends until Ernestine's death.Kerry will be doing programs for three local schools and and we'll host her for the three events below.Joey's Pancake House -- Maggie Valley
Thursday, April 18, 8 am-noon
Books can be purchased on sightNettie's Bakery -- Hazelwood Ave. in Waynesville Friday, April 19, 3-5 pm
Tickets must be purchased in advance.Call Blue Ridge Books at 828-456-6000 for tickets and more info.Blue Ridge Books -- Hazelwood Ave. in Waynesville Saturday, April 20, 3 pm
Reading, Music, and Book signing
This is a free event!