“Millie’s Garden” invites readers into the enchanting and whimsical world of a rabbit named Millie, a special place where animals impart wisdom and remind us of life’s simple pleasures.
October 26 to November 18
gallery exhibition of book illustrations and accompanying text
October 31 ~ 10am to 3pm
book signing, live readings by the author at 11am, 1pm & 2pm, with a take-home "Millie" craft and Halloween treats for children
Dr. Joyce is an International Psychologist with a focus on global cultures and indigenous peoples. Retired from a twenty-year teaching career, she currently devotes her attention to consulting, speaking engagements, and writing for professional venues.
In this book she takes a divergent path from her customary academic pursuits, and welcomes readers into the enchanting world of a rabbit called Millie. It was written with the intent to draw adult readers and children together, and to nurture the joy of reading.
Dr. Joyce lives in a small town in southwest Kansas, described as “the middle of nowhere, but half way to everywhere.” She shares her home with a Standard Poodle named Chloë, that you may find making a debut appearance in Millie’s Garden.
Kathleen Kuchar is at home in Hays, Kansas and is professor emerita of art, Fort Hays State University. She is officially “retired” but continues to create, exhibit, and present art workshops.
Kathleen was honored as the Kansas Governor’s Visual Artist in 1993 and has received numerous awards over the years for her painting and teaching. Her acclaimed distinctive style is immediately recognizable in the illustrations she has created for this book.
“I love animals and I love painting, so when I was invited to illustrate this ‘Millie’ book, a story full of magical words that spark the imagination, it was a definite YES! The excitement for me was bringing Millie and her friends to life for readers of all ages.”