Children’s author finds a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow – South Platte Sentinel

Author Kayla Friend is pictured with her new children’s book, ‘What Leprechauns DON’T Want You to Know!’ She will hold a book signing on March 16 at Heaven’s Cove and will also do a book reading at the Sterling Public Library on March 17. (Callie Jones/Sterling Journal-Advocate)

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, local author Kayla Friend helps young people find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

Friend has written a new children’s book, “What Leprechaun’s DON’T Want You to Know!” She will be hosting a book signing on Wednesday, March 16 from 4-6 p.m. at Heaven’s Cove, 201 Ash St., with readings at 4:30 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. Friend will also be doing a book reading at the Sterling Public Library on Thursday March 17, at 4 p.m.

“I’ve always loved children’s books, I think they bring out the wonder in all of us that we sometimes forget as we get older,” she said. “They make it feel like a magical world.”

This is the second children’s book written by Friend. His first book, “Follow Your Wings”, was based on friendship. She thought how grateful she was for one of her friends and was inspired to write a book on how to be a great friend.

For her latest book, she was inspired by her eight-year-old niece, who loves all things pixies. Always on the lookout for one, every year she and her brother make sure to have a leprechaun hunt and traps set up a week before St. Patrick’s Day.

“They haven’t caught one yet, but I think they’re close!” Friend says laughing.

Described as a whimsical and enchanting tale of leprechauns and their pots of gold, his new book explores how to follow a leprechaun to the end of a rainbow and find the pot of gold and shares secrets for those who hope to find their own pot of gold.

Friend has always loved writing since she was little, and hopes to one day write a novel, but hasn’t found the right idea yet. For now, she sticks to writing children’s books.

For those who can’t attend his autograph session, “What Leprechaun DOES NOT want you to know!” is available online at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and iTunes. Copies are also available at Heaven’s Cove.

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