Woodbridge children's author Rachel Goad enthusiastically greeted guests at the premiere book signing of “Joshua Jenkins and the Cookie Jar Conundrum,” on Aug. 20 at Salt & Pepper Books in Occoquan.
In “The Cookie Jar Conundrum,” the clever Joshua must overcome all obstacles to reach his singular goal- the cookie jar.
Though "Conundrum" is Goad's first published work, she is proposing a sequel that would introduce children to new vocabulary.
“I just love vocabulary,” said Goad. “I have an idea for a title for the next couple of books, but I’m not going to reveal it yet.”
Goad said she signed approximately 50 copies of her book, but was most touched by hearing a father read the work aloud to his daughter.
Goad’s niece and nephew, for whom she wrote the tale, were present Saturday along with other family and friends.
Store owner Christine Myskowski said Goad’s book was a perfect fit for her food-themed bookstore.