Berry the Bird Learns to Fly is the title of a new children’s picture book by Bristol resident Joy Hill. The publication date is listed as May 19, but pre-publication copies are on sale now at Camille’s Floral in Bristol. Joy will also host a book signing at Better World Books in Goshen on Friday, June 5, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
The illustrated book is also available as an e-book on the publisher’s website: TatePublishing.com. Although this is Joy’s first book, she has already submitted two additional manuscripts at the request of Tate Publishing.
The website’s product description includes the following: “Learning new things can be scary sometimes. . . . Through this story, we will see how overcoming your fears and trying new things with the encouragement of others can provide amazing outcomes.”
Joy was inspired to write this book when she saw how much her 2 ½ -year-old son, Jackson, enjoyed hearing her read to him. She and her husband, Jamie, also have a daughter, Janie, who is 7 months old.
Joy works part time as a veterinary technician at the Magrane Pet Medical Center in Mishawaka. Jamie works for a construction company.