We are excited to have Adrienne Werle-Austermann at Byrd’s Books for a book signing on Sunday December 15th at 1:00 p.m. Pick up this lovely book for a holiday gift or family member- Adrienne will sign it for you! She will be available to discuss her lovely book, and how she came to write and illustrate!
About the book:
A sleeping star falls from the sky and tumbles into the ocean. He has an underwater adventure that turns out to be an incredible, life-like dream. Written in rhyming verse with strong text to visual connections to promote word recognition. The Sleepy Star is a perfect story for a positive bedtime routine. It will delight and entertain readers of all ages.
About the author:
Ms. Werle-Austermann is an accomplished, artist, writer and art educator. As a graduate of The School of Visual Arts in NYC, her career has crossed multiple disciplines which include painting, graphic design, advertising art direction, writing, photography and art education. She now adds Illustrator to her resume with the release of her children’s bedtime book, The Sleepy Star.
Written for her daughter Quinn, when she was a toddler, Ms. Austermann shelved the project for 20 years. Faced with the demands of single working mom, she was determined to make sure her children’s needs came first. Encouraged by a friend who read the story last spring, and determined to keep a promise to herself for her daughter, Ms. Austermann worked night and day creating the illustrations over her summer break from teaching. The Sleepy Star was launched in time for her daughter’s 22nd birthday. Ms. Werle-Austermann lives in Fairfield County CT, with her two children, and 100 lb lap dog named Mojo.