There's been a lot of exciting things happening behind-the-scenes at Inner Compass Books this winter. From interviews and virtual school visits to an online event with my alma mater (Mercyhurst University) and an epic in-person Creationeering event at the Nutrien Wonderhub in Saskatoon--it's been full of fun, connection, and creativity.
But, last week topped all of those with an exciting announcement that I am thrilled to be a part of.
Here is the behind-the-scenes footage from an incredible moment last week:
Last week, I had the absolute honour of sharing two Inner Compass books in a filmed author reading for the Nutrien Children's Festival of Saskatchewan!
What an opportunity, right?!
But, seriously, I was SO nervous.
I don’t usually get that nervous for events anymore. I’ve spoken to gymnasiums full of kids and teachers, and have been on live news interviews (which can be a bit daunting), but this took things to a whole new level.
I was sweaty, and shaky, and my heart rate was elevated all day. 😬
In an attempt to settle myself, I arrived over 30 minutes early to do some deep breathing, MindScape, and calm-down techniques in the car before I went in. My level of nervousness reminded me of pre-race jitters at track and field meets where I had to pee three times in the 5 minutes leading up to the race. 🥴
The good news is that we made it through and everything went really well. Thankfully, the GM and the film crew were so helpful, professional, and down-to-earth. It was definitely a meaningful moment, and one for the memory books.
I have fond memories of attending the Children’s Festival as a child and with my kids pre-covid, but I never even imagined getting to be a part of it. Have you attended the Children's Festival of Saskatchewan before? Or any other Children's Festival?
This year, the Children’s Festival is taking place online from June 5-8, 2021 for FREE to make it accessible to families across Saskatchewan and beyond. They’re going to have a great line-up of events, so mark your calendars and follow @childrensfestsk on social media because you won’t want to miss it!
About the Author:
Kristin Pierce loves chai lattes, inspirational quotes, hunting down incredible kids books, and writing in rhyme. She is an award-winning children's book author, self-awareness educator, and momma of two who is on a mission to spread empowering and inspiring messages about following your passion, thinking outside-the-box, and believing in your big dreams. She is the author of Your Inner Compass That Could, Mayva O'Meere, Creationeer, Magnus O'Meere, Mind Pioneer, The Sweet Dreams Express, and Hazel Mist, Hypnotist.
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