This summer, dozens of local authors turned out to show the community the fruits of their labor at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library’s second annual Author Fair. Check out these children’s books written by our very own!
Kim Kintner of Findlay
Kintner’s first book The Stained Glass Family tells the heart-wrenching story of her trip to Haiti after the 2010 earthquake, when she brought 41 orphans back to the United States. Her second book is for children, entitled I Love You All The Time, Each and Every Day. It tells the story of a little mouse and her mama, chronicling the emotional journey of a child and the unconditional love of a mother. All of the profits from Kim’s books go into her ministry Hope for Love Ministries, which assists families in fostering and adoption.
Virginia Ulch of Toledo
Ulch, a former school counselor, based on the difficulty she observed for parents, teachers, and children to talk about certain topics, wrote several books to foster communication. Each book comes with resources for adults and activity pages for kids. Love, Bandit is about children in foster care. Love You, Teddy talks about death and the grieving process. I Love You Anyway puts a positive spin on ADHD and provides coping strategies. Ulch is also working with a nonprofit organization to help provide books and toys to children in foster care.
Carole Sarkan of Grand Rapids
And Candy Smiled tells the story of a dog who was hit by a car, lost her front leg, and fought courageously, encouraging perseverance. The sequel, And Candy Lived, picks up years later and tells of Candy’s afterlife endeavors to inspire her friends and family on earth. Both stories celebrate life and the magical love between a dog and her family.
Teresa Lambert of Findlay
Filled with poetic prose and gorgeous photography, Lambert’s book The ABCs of Gravestone Symbols tells about the traditions and symbolism present in cemeteries all over the world. Lambert is a member of The Association for Gravestone Studies, and her book came out of her love for photography as a retired schoolteacher.
Carl Kegerreis of Sylvania
Search for “Hunting Elock” on tatepublishing.com/bookstore
Hunting Elock is the action-packed story of several friends who follow clues through an adventure they never expected. Geared toward the upper-elementary and middle school crowd, it is sure to please anyone who loves surprises and danger. Kegerreis originally wrote the story for his granddaughter who shared it with her 5th grade class. The teacher read the book aloud to the class, and it was so popular that Kegerreis decided to share it with the world.