Our booth featured writer Marian Jacobs, creative relations Lacy Rhiannon (my wife), and myself (publisher/editor).
We met dozens of families. Usually we asked them, “Hi! Do you all like to read?”
Most people said, “Oh yes.” A few said, “Yes, but don’t have as much time as I’d like.”
I’d say perhaps 70 percent said something like, “Yes, but my children are reading like crazy. And far above their reading level. I can’t keep up!”
Then we shared our mission: Lorehaven finds truth in fantastic stories. . . .
Some parents politely nodded or said merely, “Thank you,” before moving on.
But for each one of these less-interested folks, three other parents or students immediately got our mission.
We shared favorite stories. We asked parents what their kids love to read.
And we kept hearing people say things like, “I’m so glad you guys are doing this. There’s such a need!”
Here are a few, including some newly shared photos.