Books about bunnies, friendly ghosts, summer camp and lost luggage can all be found written by author Kate Klise. Klise dips her creative pen in the ink of picture books, children’s books, young adult books and one book for adult readers. Klise will be the featured guest on Tuesday, February 26th at 7:00 p.m. at the Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library. Klise will share information about her writing style and where she gets her ideas.
Klise said she has enjoyed sharing the gift of reading since she was a child, giving handmade and handwritten books as gifts to family members for Christmas. Her love for writing led her to write articles for a newspaper, press releases for the federal government and numerous pieces for People magazine. Those jobs encouraged her to what she does today, writing books.
“I sometimes feel guilty because I’m not a tortured writer. I like just about every step in the process, from staring at a blank page to finishing the final draft. Maybe the best part of all is meeting young readers,” said Klise. Her stories are fun and engaging with colorful illustrations that help tell the story. The artist behind those drawings is none other than Sarah Klise, Kate’s sister. “I like writing small-town stories with larger-than-life characters,” said Klise.
Copies of Klise’s books will be available for purchase on Tuesday night. The author will be on hand to autograph books and speak with audience members. Autographed books make great gifts! Remember, teachers will get one hour of continuing education credit for attending this event.
For more information on this event, contact the Children’s Library at 870-935-5133 extension 1120. Find out more about Kate Klise by visiting her website, www.kateklise.com.