Say ‘Shit!’ For the perfect shots: Why the Pennsylvania children’s book author is going viral

Don’t say “cheese”, say “poop!” for the perfect back-to-school photos, a Pennsylvania author said in a viral Tweet on Sept. 14.

Adam Perry, from Hempfield Township, is a mid-level and children’s author with titles such as ‘The Thieving Collectors of Fine Children’s Books’ and ‘The Magicians of Elephant County’.

As you can see in the photo, on the left, he just says “smile!” but then says “shit!” and he gets a more sincere smile from his son.

Most of Perry’s tweets get few interactions, so he was surprised when the tweet took off, getting nearly 300,000 likes on Wednesday, September 21.

He posted a PR executive’s dreamy response in a follow-up tweet “I’ve never gone viral before. Should I mention I have a scary children’s book on spiritual photography coming out next month There’s no shit in it, but there are ghosts, so…”

Adam Perry will release his next book, “Ghosts Come Rising,” on October 11.

His pre-release party with a book reading, kid-friendly tarot card readings, book signing and children’s activities will be held at Aaron’s Books, 35 East Main Street in Lititz, at Pocket Books, 903 Wheatland Ave., Lancaster, at 2 p.m. Oct. 29.

Followed by an author appearance at Barnes & Noble, Red Rose Commons 1700 H, Fruitville Pike, Lancaster from 12-4 p.m. October 30.

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Grover Z. Barnes