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Three Days of Cars, Cars and More Cars on Main Street in Fortuna!

Meet Author Noni Morton, guest of Gary Crivello’s Cars, at the 26th Annual Fortuna Redwood AutoXpo 2016 • July 22, 23 & 24.

Barney and his red race car are the stars in her book, Barney Meets BeeBee. The children’s book and Barney Tales T-shirts will be available for purchase. Noni will be sharing her booth with Linda Thompson of Gold Country Embroidery.

Experience this great family event and enjoy the Cruise, the Swap Meet, the Artisans Faire. Check out the Judged Car Show, the Show & Shine Vintage and Exotic event, the Antique Show and the Antique Farm Equipment. The Poker Run! Tractor Pulls! Burnout Contest! Sock Hop! Step right up, folks, for the biggest, baddest, most colorful and chromiest event in Fortuna.

Sunny Fortuna is located on the beautiful and rugged North Coast of California. Fortuna is the jewel in the Eel River Valley, and the Redwood AutoXpo is Fortuna’s biggest and most well-attended event of the season. Admission FREE except for the Sock Hop which is $5.00.

Fortuna Auto Expo

See Noni at the Bee Fest on Saturday May 7th

Noni will be making a special appearance at the Humboldt County Bee Fest on Saturday, May 7th at 2:00 pm. She will be reading Barney Meets BeeBee and has also written a special story about bees and pollination just for this event.

Meet Noni at the Kid Zone and enter the drawing to win a book!

The Bee Fest is at the Bayside Grange, 2297 Jacoby Creek Road in Bayside, California on Friday, May 6th and Saturday, May 7th. The Bee Festival’s theme this year is “A Taste of Honey” and will feature lectures, a film, marketplace and honey tasting, art exhibit and contest, live music, a Kid Zone and food workshops. Go to: for more information.


Noni visits Laurel Tree Charter School in Arcata, CA

Noni was a special guest on Wednesday, April 6th at the Laurel Tree Charter School. Students from primary grades listened intently to Barney Meets BeeBee and asked many questions about cats and where Elmer went! Noni will be back in the fall to read the next book in the series, Bear’s Pond, coming out this summer.


Noni reads to students at Laurel Tree



Laurel Tree students love their new Barney Meets BeeBee books.

2016 SCBWI Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Conference
2016 SCBWI Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Conference

Noni attended the Annual Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) in New York City on February 12th through 14th. SCBWI is the premier organization for authors of children’s literature that offers creative inspiration, opportunities for learning how to navigate the maze of maintaining a successful writing career and also provides a social platform to meet other authors, agents and publishers that can mentor in mastering the craft.