The Eastern Shore Reading Council (ESRC) is excited to announce children’s book author Jerry Pallotta, who penned several engaging books relating to nature, is slated to be its keynote speaker at its fall banquet on Thursday, October 5, 2017. A native of Boston, Massachusetts, Pallotta was not expecting to become an author. In all reality, Pallotta had nothing to do with his high school newspaper and indicated he was too shy and afraid of what others would say about his writing.
However, his Boston College High School, a Jesuit all-boys school in downtown Boston, prepared him for his undergraduate studies at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Four kids later and marrying his college sweetheart Linda, Pallotta found himself reading books to his own children.
“I loved reading to my kids and I learned to appreciate children’s books. The first few books that we bought were alphabet books and counting books. “A” was always for Apple and “Z” was always for Zebra. One day I decided, “Hey, I can do this!” I had an idea,” Pallotta indicated in his online biography. “I would write an alphabet book about the Atlantic Ocean. I spent every summer at Peggotty Beach in Scituate, Massachusetts. I have great memories of lobstering, fishing, mossing, clamming and rowing in my dory.”
The rest is history for Pallotta as he went on to publish several children’s books with interesting, fact-filled, fun to read, beautifully illustrated color children’s books.
Pallotta will spend his time on Delmarva speaking to literacy advocates as well as visiting Salisbury School and Most Blessed Sacrament.
Additional details regarding the ESRC’s fall banquet are forthcoming.