Stein, Coons Book Signing For Latest in "Anthony Ant" Series Feb. 3 in New Bremen

Staff Writer

 Minster resident Rich Stein along with his long-time illustrator, Mary Coons, will sign and signature draw copies of his their latest work, “Anthony Ant: A Valentine Tale,” on Saturday, Feb. 3 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at New Bremen Coffee Co.

Stein and Coons will have their easel on hand for possible giveaway drawings and custom bookmarks to match this latest book in the Anthony Ant series.

The couple is beginning their 18th year of working together on book creation, seminars and classes for students, teachers and varied author events. They have appeared in hundreds of student classrooms and visited over two hundred schools teaching and entertaining all levels of students.

A retired teacher/administrator who has visited hundreds of classrooms and read thousands of student-produced stories. During his career in education, he taught English, speech, and theater arts.

Coons has been a children's illustrator for over decades. She began with illustrations for small magazines, moved on to textbooks, and has illustrated more than 20 books and several coloring books.