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Meet Local Authors of Award Winner Children's Book September 22

Meet the local authors of the children's book, The Adventures of Lady: The Big Storm I ris Pearson and Mike Merrill on Saturday, September 22 at 10:30 a.m. The authors will be reading the book and sharing about its main character, Lady.

The Adventures of Lady: The Big Storm is the winner of the 2007 New York Book Festival Best Children's Book Award. It is illustrated by former Disney Animators. This is the story of a scared and lost little squirrel named Lady who lands in a strange backyard. The book explores children's fears of being left alone and inspires the understanding that even in the darkest of times, something wonderful is often just around the bend.

When Iris Pearson is not being a squirrel mom she is a Production Accountant for Television Shows and Film. She works with Project Firefly Animation Studios, a group of former Disney Animators who illustrated this book. Co-writer and Iris' husband, Mike Merrill is a Certified Public Accountant with a Masters in Business Administration. His firm specializes in Television Production Companies. Mike, Iris and Lady live in Orlando, Florida.

For more information about this program, please call 407.835.7323 or email southwest@ocls.info

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