Parnassus Books is thrilled to welcome local author/illustrator Julie Sola, who will discuss and sign her brand-new picture book, Possum Dreams on Friday, April 20th at 6:30pm. Read on for more information about the event, the author, and her new book!
This event is free and open to the public. To join the signing line and have books signed by the author at this event, please consider purchasing your copy of Possum Dreams from Parnassus Books, either in-store, over the phone, or online (scroll down). By purchasing your book from Parnassus, you are not only supporting a locally owned, independent business, but you are also showing publishers that they should continue sending authors to Parnassus. The author's previous titles will be available for purchase at the event as supplies last.
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Can't make it to the event, but still want to purchase an autographed or personalized book? Place your order below, enter "signed copy" plus any personalization details in the comments section of your order, and we'll have the author sign your books and ship them to you after the event!
More about Possum Dreams
Meet Henry, the adorable possum with an active imagination, who loves bedtime because he loves to dream. As he drifts off to sleep, Henry's world is filled with adventure as he races his sports car, sails the ocean, rides a unicycle, walks on stilts, sings on stage, and enjoys all the excitement that a curious and enthusiastic life can offer.
Illustrated with whimsical hand-cut images and iconic hand-set letterpress text, Nashville-artist Julie Sola infuses Possum Dreams with a lovable charm and a creative style that will spark young imaginations while warming their hearts. Possum Dreams is a reminder that everyone can dream of fun and adventure ... even a possum!
More about Julie Sola
Over the years, Julie Sola has worked in various galleries and schools, selling art and teaching. One stint involved working as a designer and printer at Hatch Show Print, an historic letterpress poster shop in Nashville, Tennessee, that has been in operation since 1879. Her work there involved designing, typesetting, and printing everything from wedding invitations to concert posters. In her off-hours, she began creating her own work and now sells and exhibits at art festivals, galleries, and museums around the country, including the Frist Center for the Visual Arts. Julie begins with a sketch. Once the drawing is fully developed, she transfers it to linoleum, where the drawing evolves as she carves it. The art is then printed by hand. Her latest collection of this unique hand-printed artwork can be found in Johnny's Cash & Charley's Pride: Lasting Legends and Untold Adventures in Country Music. When not hunched over a block of linoleum or sketching images inspired by her rural upbringing, she tours with various musical acts--including KISS and Rod Stewart--doing costume and wardrobe. Julie lives and works in Nashville, Tennessee.