Sharon Bellwood and Cheryl Johnson to Celebrate New Book With Launch Party

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Author and illustrator duo Sharon Bellwood and Cheryl Johnson will celebrate the launch of their new book, The Friendship Crown, at a launch party at Fiction Addiction on Sunday, May 19 at 2:00 pm.

Sharon and Cheryl will read their book aloud, and after discussing it they will be available to sign and answer questions. Refreshments will be served, and there will be a craft for the children. Best of all, this event is FREE and open to the public!

Books can be purchased online at, at the store, or by calling Fiction Addiction at 864-675-0540.

In The Friendship Crown, John comes home from school with more questions than answers after his teacher introduces a new student who is blind. How do you become a friend to someone who cannot see? Is making a friend different because someone has a disability? Come follow John as he begins his journey to learn something new. Discover with John that some things are the same in spite of what seem like big differences!

Author Sharon E. Bellwood has been involved with promoting inclusion of the disability community for much of her life. Growing up with a mother who was a wheelchair user, she learned effective and supportive advocacy efforts at an early age. This led to a career as an advocate for people with disabilities through direct services and broader efforts to effect systems change. She is currently active in promoting awareness and competency on disability related issues through writing and consulting. Sharon makes her home in Greenville, SC.

Illustrator Cheryl Johnson has always been “the people’s artist”. After studying art at the University of South Carolina, she made a career of providing interesting and compelling displays in the retail market. Her work created compelling attention getting environments that provided effective marketing tools. Since leaving the retail market, Cheryl has continued to devote herself to her artistic pursuits and was recently a key contributor at the 2018 Piccolo Spoleto Festival through an exhibit entitled “A Dialogue in Black and White”. She also shares her time as an advocate in a senior living community bringing creative and innovative ways to promote community inclusion and healthy expression through art. Cheryl makes her home in Beaufort, SC.

If you cannot make the event, you can reserve a personalized copy of the author’s book by contacting Fiction Addiction in advance at 864-675-0540 or at [email protected].