Local author Carmen Oliver held a book launch party at BookPeople on March 6 to celebrate her latest work, a children’s picture book titled “Bears Make the Best Reading Buddies.”
“Before I was a reader, I was first a listener,” says Oliver. “I grew up with a mother and grandmother who were the best reading buddies a girl could ask for. The underlying theme of this book is instilling a love of reading in children, but it’s my hope that young readers will be entertained, first and foremost, by the characters and their beary good friendship.”
Oliver is active in the Austin chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and has served as a judge for Austin Family magazine’s annual Young Writers contest and the Texas Book Festival.