Book signing by third-grader author

November 8, 2012 by  

One of Cary’s young students, third-grader Stephanie Gorbounov, will be attending her first book signing on December 1, as the author.

Stephanie wrote ‘The Little Happy Bird’ when she was only six years old and now she will be proudly displaying her work at 10:30 am at the Storyteller’s Bookstore in Wake Forest.

It all began when Stephanie entered a writing contest in Grade One, held at the public library in Cary. Stephanie won the contest, so her father began searching for a publisher. Tate Publishing and Enterprises took notice, did the illustrations, and, before long, Stephanie’s book was published.

Advertising for first-time authors, including poster printing, is an essential tool for book signings, lectures, and other events. Many first-time authors contact printing companies to develop a marketing campaign over and above what the publisher offers. Others use flyer printing in a variety of sizes to promote their book at events, book stores, and door-to-door.

Stephanie’s story is about a bored bird who takes a journey to visit a friend at the suggestion of her mother, who just wants her to do anything. The little bird finds a whole spectrum of interesting things along the way to her friend’s house – a reminder that we can all find adventure if we look for it.

Although many children love to dream up and write stories, Stephanie and her parents have gone to the next step by getting the story published. Perhaps writing will be in her future.