By Sue Botos
Rocky River native Bill Cotter will be signing his first book, “Don’t Push the Button!” today from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Barnes & Noble bookstore in Crocker Park.
The interactive children’s picture book tells the story of Larry, a friendly monster whose one rule is that no one can press the buttons throughout the book. Eventually, Larry’s curiosity gets the best of him, and he urges readers to press the buttons, with surprising and fun results.
Cotter, a graduate of St. Christopher School and St. Ignatius High School, attended the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, graduating in 2008 with a degree in fine arts.
Also a musician, Cotter debuted the book at Barnes & Noble’s Tribeca store in New York City on Nov. 9. He entertained a packed house with guitar renditions, then the first reading of “Don’t Push the Button,” which quickly sold out. Several of Cotter’s students from the nearby Church Street School of Music and Art were there to cheer him on.
Cotter was also mentioned in a recent addition of Publishers’ Weekly.