Sights and Sounds: A ‘Miracle’ Released

board.jpgI was fortunate to be among those who gathered in River City Books’ downstairs meeting area earlier today for the official release party for Oma Finds a Miracle, the second book by author Patrick “Packy” Mader and illustrator Andrew Holmquist.

andrew.jpgMader, a Northfield resident and Holmquist, who grew up in Northfield, delivered a touching, informative and funny presentation of their new book and the family — Mader’s — on which the delightful tales are based. About 40 people listened on as the pair discussed the process used to create their stories and illustrations, and fielded questions from readers.

berry-good.jpgOf course, both the author and illustrator signed copies of “Oma Finds a Miarcle” and their previous book, Opa and Oma Together. There was also a cornucopia of sugar as the Mader family brought berries, cookies and doughnuts — appropriate given story lines from the books — and RCB store manager Jon Lee provided juice and cookies.

Put it together and it was a terrific event. For those who didn’t make it, I snapped a few shots (click to enlarge) and captured audio, which you can listen to by clicking below or subscribing via iTunes.

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One Comment on “Sights and Sounds: A ‘Miracle’ Released”

  1. David Schlosser Says:

    Thank you for supporting local events like this. It’s important to the community.
    I appreciate being able to listen to the event even though I was not able to be there.
    Very cool.
    DS


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