Darrin Johnson has always enjoyed writing and developed these skills in college at SDSU. He majored in Communication Studies and received a minor in Journalism. The idea for Darrin’s first book, Hamster Day, actually came from a contest he created. Darrin has a bit of a silly sense of humor and often used it to create entertaining incentives at his full time job. The contest started out as a way to get people to sign up for working overtime. If enough people signed up then they would save Groundhog Day from becoming Hamster Day. It evolved from there to include numerous different incentives and holidays. He showed his family what he was doing and they enjoyed it so much, they said he should write a children’s book about it. That inspired Darrin to jump in and write his first book. Darrin has now released his second book called The Easter Hamster. Tallahassee Roy is back to try to take over another holiday, and this time, he’s not taking no for an answer! The story takes place on Easter Island and features appearances by Roy’s cousin, Brooklyn Bart, and even the Easter Seals. Will Roy take over his own holiday to proudly honor all of hamsterkind, or will he end up back in his stinky cage once again? Find out in Darrin’s latest children’s book, The Easter Hamster. If you’d like a copy of The Easter Hamster, Darrin is having several book signings and you can keep up to date on where he’ll be next or contact him on his facebook page. You can also purchase a digital copy. Copies are available for purchase at ACE Hardware on 41st & Minnesota, Kidtopia, Teacher’s Helper or at most of the HyVee stores in Sioux Falls. This week only, until Thursday, April 17 you can win a signed copy of The Easter Hamster by commenting below who you think would enjoy a copy of their own, whether it’s one of your children, grandchild, niece, nephew, neighbor, anybody! One person will be randomly chosen and announced on April 17.