September 30, 2015
Many local folks will recognize Constance Lombardo as an Ashevillian who has spent many days drawing in the Malaprop’s cafe. So we are very excited to celebrate the launch of her illustrated series with Mr. Puffball: Stunt Cat to the Stars. Mr. Puffball is a kitten with exquisite taste and a bent for the flamboyant. His trip to Hollywood and job at Purramount Studios change some of his notions about the rich and famous, however. Publishers Weekly says, “Emotions run high and dramatic moments are many, but Mr. Puffball’s positive attitude and growing understanding that good friends are what matter most light up the pages.” The book is recommended for ages 8 to 12. We will also be thrilled to welcome another local favorite, Megan Shepherd (The Cage, Madman’s Daughter) who will talk shop with Constance as part of the event.