© Loree Griffin Burns
Don’t you just love this little one’s enthusiasm? She’s wearing my bee suit and reading my book at the same time!*
Ellen and I hosted our final book launch/library fundraiser last night at the Gale Free Library in Holden, Massachusetts. We shared stories from our years of working on THE HIVE DETECTIVES together, and the audience shared with us their enthusiasm for honey bees, locally grown foods, libraries, and reading. It was an amazing evening, made even more special to me by the presence of my sister, my college physics professor, my garden mentor, old friends, new friends, and so very many of the people who make my life the honey-sweet ride that it is. Thank you all so much for coming … and for helping us to raise $209.62 for one of my favorite community libraries.
And, so, launch season is over. No more bee cookies to bake, no more books to schlep, no more crowds to entice. But that doesn’t mean I am done talking about THE HIVE DETECTIVES. (Sorry, dudes!) I’ve got some people to thank and to spotlight, and I plan to do that here in the coming weeks. So stay tuned.
In the meanwhile, have a Happy Memorial Day!
* Of course, she’s my daughter. But still …