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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Meeting the Authors of Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine & a Miracle

Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine & a Miracle was a Missouri Show-Me Award Winner.

Last week, I attended my first library conference! I am getting so excited for my new job next year! My mom and I attended the Missouri Association of School Librarians (MASL) Conference at Tan-Tar-A. I was fortunate enough to get to go to a workshop by Kirby Larson and Mary Nethery, the authors of Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine & a Miracle. It was the first workshop I have ever had serious tears through. Their story from the initial process of writing the book to the letters they've received afterward was truly inspiring and so touching. That night, I had the opportunity to have my copy of the book autographed for my own kiddos. Both ladies were so sweet and seemed to be such a perfect fit to co-write the book.

The picture taken below was super blurry, but it's still a memory all the same. If you ever have the chance to meet Kirby Larson and Mary Nethery or attend a workshop session of theirs, be sure to go. The only thing that could have made it better would have been if Maj. Brian Dennis and Nubs were there, too.

Mary Nethery, Me and Kirby Larson

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