Janelda Lane



Janelda Lane is the Assistant Director of Youth Ministries at First United Methodist Church in Stillwater, Oklahoma. She is the illustrator of the young adult novel The Boy Who Carried Bricks and children's books The Boy Who Dreamed Big and Marvin's Shining Star. Lane received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater where she lives with her husband David, three sons Timmy, Gabe, and Brandon, and daughter Bethany.





1:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Children’s Author Tent 1
Book Talk
The Boy Who Dreamed Big

2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
Book Signing


The Boy Who Dreamed Big

The Boy Who Dreamed Big is the story of how a foster child was inspired by his elementary school teacher to use his imagination to overcome his obstacles. She taught him that if he believed in himself and worked hard, his dreams would come true and he could be whatever he wanted.


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