Showcase — St. Croix
Children’s book author Steve Swinburne will appear and sign copies of his books from 5-6:30 p.m. on Feb. 24, at Undercover Books & Gifts, Gallows Bay, St. Croix. He has written dozens of books, many of them fun books about nature. Swinburne, best known for his entertaining and creative style, is on St. Croix conducting research for his next book, which will be about sea turtles. He will be also putting in appearances in many of the local schools. Some of the books that will be available at the signing are as follows:
Safe, Warm and Snug
Wiff and Dirty George
A Butterly Grows; A Green Light Reader, Level 2
Ocean Soup, Tide Pool Poems
Kids of all ages will be attracted to Steve’s books.
Steve Swinburne was born in London, England. When he was eight, he left England with his family and sailed on the Queen Elizabeth to New York City. He holds bachelor’s of arts degrees in biology and English from Castleton State College, Vt. He has worked as a ranger in a number of national parks and loves to travel and observe nature and wildlife. A safari in Africa, hiking in Scotland, monitoring sea turtles on a Georgia island, a winter trek through Yellowstone and watching shorebirds in New York have all led to book projects.
He n now lives in South Londonderry, Vermont, with his wife Heather, and daughters Hayley and Devon.
His photography has appeared in magazines such as Country Journal, Vermont Life, Garden Design, Family Fun and Highlights for Children.
Steve Swinburne’s Schedule of School Visits
February 8 and 9
Claude O Markoe 772-4510, contact person: Faith Dane George, assistant principal. firstname.lastname@example.org
February 10 and 11
Eulalia Rivera School 692-2121, contact Carol Williams, school literacy coach. email@example.com
Principal, Dr. Lewis
February 14 and 15
Alfredo Andrews School 778-1925 contact person: Linda Perez firstname.lastname@example.org
Principal Daryl Richards
Juanita Gardine School, 626-6160, Contact person: Veronica Perscott
UVI Great Hall Workshop for students, St. Croix Reading Council, VI Writing Project members, and open to the public. “Encouraging Personal Journaling with Students and How to Use It to Improve Writing Skills”
February 22 and 23
Evelyn Williams School 772-2844, contact person: Rosalie Alaire, Librarian. email@example.com
Principal, Dr. Anastasie Jackson
February 24: 5-6:30pm
Undercover Books &Gifts 719-1567, Kathy Bennett, owner, firstname.lastname@example.org
February 24 and 25
Pearl B. Larsen 773-3070, Contact person, Debara Sealy, Intermediate Reading Teacher
Principal Rodney Moorehead
All schools have received V.I. Council on the Arts Grants to pay the author fees, except for Good Hope.