Runaway Smile Found in Rafina

When a book event isn’t a book reading and turns out to be a smash hit with the audience!

Nicholas C. Rossis

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So, the Runaway Smile reading I mentioned the other day took place on Saturday in Rafina, at the Municipal Library. Some forty children showed up, along with several parents.

With Dimitri, we had decided this wouldn’t be a usual book reading. In fact, there was no reading from the book whatsoever. We deliberately played down the “book promoting” aspect and focused instead on giving the children a great time. So, I started off the event by welcoming the kids and by introducing them briefly to the story about the little boy who woke up one day and had lost his smile.

Runaway Smile Found in Rafina | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books

Dimitris then took over and asked them to draw a picture of a little boy (or girl), and showed them how he would draw the characters himself. Confessing he’s a rather poor illustrator, though, he asked for help from the audience, which the kids were more…

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Author: John Fioravanti

I'm a retired History teacher (35 years), husband, father of three, grandfather of three. My wife, Anne, and I became business partners in December, 2013, and launched our own publishing company, Fiora Books (http://fiorabooks.com), to publish my books. We have been married since 1973 and hope our joint business venture will be as successful as our marriage.

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