Today we sold books for Anne Ursu at a Minnesota Life College event. MLC is a not-for profit, vocational and life skills training program for young adults with learning differences and autism spectrum disorders.
They asked Anne to speak as part of their John Lighty series. As MLC posted on their website, "Anne Ursu is a Minneapolis writer of books for young readers and the mother of a young boy with ASD. Her latest book, THE REAL BOY, is a fantasy featuring an orphan boy who works as an apprentice to a magician, and the boy has many characteristics of ASD. Anne will talk about why she wrote this character and about the importance of giving ASD kids novels with characters they can identify with."
|Jessica Zikri, of MLC, introducing Anne Ursu.|
Anne started by talking a bit about her book, The Real Boy.
Then she read an excerpt to the audience.
Afterward, she answered questions about the book, her writing, her son, ASD, and anything else the audience had questions about.
Then Anne was available to sign her books.
She also signed our new 2014 lampshade!
Thank you so much to Anne Ursu and MLC for asking us to be a part of this event!