Janet McLaughlin, author of Different, was a featured guest at the Amelia Island Book Festival in February 2019. She was hosted for numerous events as part of the festival, including Tween Scene, the Authors in Schools Program, and also a Saturday festival.
The Amelia Island Book Festival is a nonprofit organization that strives to engage adults and young people in the joy of reading and writing through a series of public events featuring bestselling authors, independent publishers, awards programs, and workshops.
The lineup for the 2019 AIBF included New York Times bestselling authors like Diana Gabaldon, John Grisham, David Baldacci, and others. McLaughlin presented her book, Different, which is about a middle schooler living with Tourette’s syndrome, at Callahan Middle School on Tween night to hundreds of kids and then stayed to autograph her book for each of those kids.
Once the event was over, she turned to social media to post her thanks: “Thank you to all the hard working volunteers, to all the teachers, to all the students, and to all the authors who made this year’s AIBF such a resounding success. And thank you for inviting me to be a part of it. I will always be grateful.”
McLaughlin’s eye opening book, Different, exposes what it’s like living with Tourette’s syndrome and is a celebration of what makes people different. Different was also awarded an Honorable Mention for the Rising Kite Awards in middle grade books by the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators – Florida and has been well received by kids and adults alike.
Different is a book for everyone so buy your copy today!