2018 Pacific Northwest Book Award Nominees
Saturday, July 23rd, 11:00am -- Children's Book Author Simon Calcavecchia
Orca Books is thrilled to welcome Simon Calcavecchia to the store on this July morning. Simon is the author of the new picture book Stuck in the Mud. Book one in The Adventures of Frank and Mustard, Stuck in the Mud is a delightful story about two buddies who use their wits, and the help of their friends, to get out of a sticky situation.
About the author:
In 2002, Simon Calcavecchia moved to Australia to follow his dream of playing rugby. After his third game of the season, he was injured in a scrum leaving him with c5/6 quadriplegia. Several years after the injury, Simon graduated from The Evergreen State College with a bachelor's degree in liberal arts. After graduating, he spent most of his time volunteering with preschool children, which partly inspired him to write The Adventures of Frank and Mustard.
Simon continues to inspire others by following his dreams and living a life of passion regardless of his disability. The stories of Frank and Mustard are based on his personal experiences. They are meant to inspire children and adults to never give up.
ThurstonTalk recently posted a great article about Simon and the Frank and Mustard series here: http://www.thurstontalk.com/2016/07/09/simon-calcavecchia/