Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Don’t Miss this Article on Election-Themed Activities with Kids!

 Recently, I was interviewed by San Antonio Express-News writer Richard A. Marini.  I am proud to share the resulting article, which appeared on the front page of the S.A. Life section on October  23, 2012.   The article, titled “Elect to involve children in the process” is currently posted at

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Exciting Events for this Election Year!


The Evolution of a Picture Book: One Author’s Perspective      
Saturday, October 13, 2012, 2 p.m., Combined SCBWI-Southwest Texas / Barnes and Noble Educators’ Day event,  Barnes and Noble San Pedro, 321 NW Loop 410
How does a simple idea grow into a real picture book?  Based on her own experiences, award-winning children’s author Catherine Stier first outlines an author’s writing process from initial idea to the completed picture book manuscript.  Next, she discusses how the creative team of author, editor and illustrator each contribute to the exciting process of transforming that manuscript into a picture book. Educators may find parallels in the author’s process -- which includes brainstorming, self-editing, multiple revisions and obtaining peer feedback -- and classroom writing practices.  Stier brings along her mock-ups, early illustrator sketches, “f&g”s and even a Braille version of her picture book.  This program is geared for educators, aspiring children’s authors, as well as anyone with a special interest in writing.  A book signing will follow!
Election Day Storytelling and Craft with Author Catherine Stier
Saturday, October 20, 2012, 1 p.m., Barnes and Noble San Pedro, 321 NW Loop 410 
Celebrate this exciting Presidential Election Year!  Join award-winning author Catherine Stier as she reads her new book, Today on Election Day.  Then create your own colorful “Future Voter” campaign button and join in a store-wide patriotic parade! 

Today on Election Day Story Book Reading at the San Antonio Children’s Museum   Saturday, November 3, 2012, 12:30 p.m., Children's Event, San Antonio Children's Museum, 305 E. Houston St.
Join the fun as author Catherine Stier reads her new book, Today on Election Day.  Then Kids can roll up their sleeves to take part in crafts and activities that celebrate next week’s all-important Election Day! Stier's books will be available that day at the gift shop.