15thAnnual Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival
February 25th & 26th, 2012
Saturday & Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM
What began as a prayer for a pregnant sister evolved into a place on the New York Times Bestsellers list with a lot of love and joy being spread in between.
Laura Duksta, originally from Boston and now living in Fort Lauderdale, Florida is the author of I Love You More and You Are A Gift To The World, 2 uplifting books filled with love.
She says one of her greatest teachers has been the experience of losing her hair at 11 years old to the condition Alopecia Areata. She learned the important life lesson “Just Be Your Self”, and on her 30 birthday she said goodbye to her wigs she had worn since age 11 and proudly became “The Bald Chick”. Her first book I Love You More, illustrated by her friend Karen Keesler, was self published with money borrowed from her mother. In 2008 I Love You More hit the New York Times bestsellers list for 3 weeks! It’s been picked up by publishers in South Korea, Israel and Italy as well as distributed in Canada, England and Australia.
Laura enjoys going to schools all over the United States and world sharing her lessons on love, more information can be found about her books and programs at www.ILoveYouMoreBook.com and www.LauraDuksta.com .
Laura’s second book You Are a Gift to the World was released in April 2011, the Facebook Page for the book describes it:
On one side a child asks, “What’s the best gift in the whole wide world?” The response is…You are! Your smiles, hugs, voice and family. flip the book over and the child asks, “What’s the biggest gift?” The answer…the world itself is a big gift, the flowers, plants and trees, the oceans, mountains and the sun that shines down upon us!
This book is the follow up to I Love You More…filling our children’s world up with love and appreciation for themselves, one another and the world we call home!
They partnered with www.PlantTrees4Life.com based out of Aspen, CO and their goal is to plant trees so that we can…Keep Breathing, Keep Reading, Keep Shining!
Encourage children to love and take good care of of themselves, one another and the world we call home!
Stop by the Delray Beach Craft Festival this weekend to meet the author!
- You Are A Gift To The World
Karen Keesler and Laura Duksta