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Children’s Author Extravaganza!

November 6, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Meet three local children’s book authors in one day! Pick up some signed copies to keep or give as gifts this holiday season. Read on for details!

Please register to attend by calling 508-949-6232 or emailing

Julia Kneeland is a Connecticut author of Jig Gets Lost, an adventure story about a dog named Jig. He lives in a big city and decides he wants to go exploring. One day he leaves his home and discovers the wonderful smells from the street vendors selling all different kinds of foods. He meets a young vendor who gives him a treat! But when he looks around to get back home, he cannot find his way.

Julia Kneeland is a retired public school teacher. She taught in Eastford and Tolland Connecticut for twenty-six years. She especially enjoyed teaching writing classes to her fifth grade students. She would share with them her own writings. Also, she participates in the Teacher as Writer classes at University of Connecticut.





Pedro Samuel Saquic and Ana Echevarria DeSaquic are a mother/son duo authors of the bilingual book Pedro Penguin: Let’s Go to the Beach/Vamos a la Playa. Pedro Penguin a great story that teaches children to be kind and share.

Ana and Pedro live in Rhode Island. Ana enjoys writing and crafts while Pedro loves watching gaming videos and playing his Nintendo Switch games. They’re tight-knit and enjoy spending family time at the beach. Pedro is an energetic young one who enjoys nature and playing in the great outdoors. The pair hopes to inspire other families to try new activities and stay positive no matter what obstacles arise in life.




Shawn Boyle of Massachusetts, is the author of several children’s books in The Chief & Lefty series, which take place in Paperville City, a place where almost everyone and everything is made of paper. The top cops in charge of keeping everyone safe are The Chief, a paper action figure and Lefty, a paper hand turkey. They deal with great adversity when they encounter an epic losing streak trying to catch bad guys.

Shawn currently lives in Massachusetts with his wife, two daughters and son. Shawn has spent the last several years as a stay at home dad. In a different lifetime, Shawn had a job in finance just outside of Boston. He has also tried his hand at stand-up comedy and improv.


November 6, 2021
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Deb Horan
(508) 949-6232


Booklovers’ Gourmet
72 East Main St
Webster, MA 01570 United States
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(508) 949-6232