Let’s Make a Friend

The two-part Create-A-Puppet Workshop with Lolly Lardpop ran Sunday from 4PM to 6:30PM in International South (Hyatt). Participants were given a bag with the pieces and instructions needed to make their own Lolly Lardpop. On each of four long tables were supplies like glue sticks, markers, scissors, and construction paper to allow the construction of the puppet. The tables were different heights for the smaller participants.

Leslie Carrara-Rudolph was the special guest on hand, and of course, Lolly Lardpop made the rounds to all the tables to offer encouragement. It was fantastic watching kids (and adults) make a new friend, and it was especially a joy to watching parents work with their kids. There seemed to have been a lot of bonding and creating going on. Both new friends and lasting memories were made.

Author of the article

Award-winning author Amanda Faith may have been raised in Dayton, but her heart and home is in the South. With a lifelong love of teaching and writing, she had plenty of encouragement from teachers and friends along the way. Loving a good puzzle has always been a fascination, and writing gives her the outlet to put all the pieces together. Being adventurous and loving to try new things, it wasn’t long before her characters found themselves in unusual situations. She loves to put people from two different worlds into new situations and to see how they interact, taking them on journeys they would never have normally experienced. Her current adventure working as a high school English professor turned Media Specialist, writing, and doing paranormal investigations doesn’t slow her down from having a great time with a plethora of hobbies. Her published credits include several short stories, poetry, several journal articles, her doctoral dissertation, and her award-winning book Strength of Spirit. With multiple degrees, she has a passion for learning and exploring new venues. She is a staff writer for The Daily Dragon at Dragon Con. Check out her new website (www.amandafaith.net) or on Instagram (@dramandafaith)