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sad animals.

I met Brooke Barker of Sad Animal Facts during her book tour stop at Pegasus Books in Downtown Berkeley. She was on tour for her new book: Sad Animal Babies. If you don’t know her work already, OMG check it out!

At the meet & greet Brooke shared stories – three stories to be exact. In the first, she compared human babies to animal babies, the next story was about her whale watching trip in Washington, and the last was about her fanny pack discovery in Japan (spot it on the chair)…. All were a little silly, and all were true!

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After story time (Brooke is a great story teller by the way!), she answered audience Qs. I enjoyed hearing about her creative process and animal encounter stories. My favorite question from the audience though was “Would you ever write a book about happy animal babies?” Answer: neverrrrr.

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And then she signed books and drew an animal for each of us. I asked for a hummingbird; Hubby asked for a panda.

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I asked her if she gets self conscious when people watch her draw (some people do!); she doesn’t. Good, because I’m totally going to fangirl and stare as you draw. And record it. I’m not creepy. 😛

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Books are more fun when you can meet the author. Have you met any authors lately? Share your book tour adventures below.

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