Local author Faye Lippitt is launching her first book, “Sixteen Chickens On A Trampoline,” with a book signing at Books & Books on Thursday, Nov. 20.
The book is a series of short stories that chart the highs and lows of raising her six children, including two sets of twins, all born within eight years.
A former journalist, Ms. Lippitt was inspired to the write the book following her monthly column in a Canadian magazine about dealing with the chaos around her growing family.
Ms. Lippitt, who moved to Grand Cayman with her husband in 2011, said it is her hope that busy moms will steal five minutes of the day to read one of the stories, and another five to write their own on the back pages.
“If the kids weren’t so darn cute, you’d be tempted to toss them out at 2 a.m. with their pile of smelly diapers and booger-encrusted fist. However, just the sight of a pout or a toothless smile can melt a weary heart,” Ms. Lippitt said.
The book signing at the Camana Bay bookstore begins at 7 p.m. All profits from the sale of the book will go to Rotary Sunrise to help improve literacy on Cayman.