'And I Thought About You' reflects a universally-shared sentiment all mothers have when they’re apart from their child, “I wonder what my child is doing now?”
Kurstedt, a mother of two boys and an adjunct professor at Fordham University, said the afternoon was a great opportunity for her and Carletta-Vietes to talk with people about their inspiration and hear their reactions.
The store grew out of a real-life tradition that Kurstedt established with her oldest son while living in Hong Kong.
"We want to thank the Town Book Store for hosting us," she said.
Kurstedt will be interviewed between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 4 on radio station WGCX 90.7 FM in advance of the Hudson Children's Book Festival on Saturday, May 5, where she and Carletta-Vietes, a mom of three, will appear.
The author and illustrator will also read the book to children at the Elm Street Y on Thursday, May 10 as well as at three other day care centers in New Jersey.