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Local Children's Book Author Vivian Doctora Book Signing at Bobzbay Books

Local Children’s Book Author Vivian Doctora Book Signing at Bobzbay Books

Date & Time
Saturday, May 27, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
419 North Main Street, Bloomington, IL, 61701
(309) 740-2012
Local author Vivian Doctora will be at the shop from 10AM – 12PM on Saturday, May 27th to sign copies of her new children’s book “Life As Bad”! This event will take place towards the back of the shop in the children’s book room.

About the book: Life As Bao is a book about a story of Bao, who recently moved from Noodletown to Foodville, and immediately felt out of place because he looks and talks different. He was being bullied and picked on by others at school just because he was different than others. Due to his kindness, he was able to help his bully and made him realized that we can’t judge someone simply by how they look. Once we are able to take the time to get to know someone, we will discover that they are more than just their appearances. Through the story of Bao and his friends, I hope to share a message to see through other beyond just the way they look and learn to embrace diversity.

Can’t make it to the event? Bobzbay Books has copies in stock or you can purchase the book on and support both indie bookstores & the author:

About the Author:
Vivian is a serial entrepreneur and passionate in helping others in turning their dream into reality. She stepped out of the corporate world in July of 2021 after being with State Farm for 21 years. She held different positions including several leadership roles while she was at State Farm.
It has always been a dream for Vivian to be an entrepreneur and be able to make a difference within the community. Although it has been a journey of entrepreneurship and self-discovery, she is enjoying every moment of it.
Vivian is a proud owner of Bao Destination, an eatery that offers handcrafted, authentic and delicious bao (aka steam bun). She recently launched a company called Beyond Social, a concept designed to host participation cooking classes and she is also a local realtor with Keller Williams Revolution. In addition to managing her businesses, she is an active member of the McLean County Chamber of Commerce. She recently started a women resource group, Women Elevate Women, within the chamber with the mission to foster intentional connection with career-oriented women seeking professional inclusion.
Vivian is a graduate of Illinois State University and has been living in the community for many years.
Vivian is married to her husband, Redney, of 15 years and a proud mama of her twins, Riley and Haley.