While experiencing bullying in school, Rianna Facey once felt like no one wanted to be her friend. When a cat showed up on her porch one day, the student from Baltimore was inspired to write The Cat That Wouldn’t Go Away. The nine-year-old Baltimorean spent the summer travelling to promote her book and will appear at The Baltimore Book Festival on September 28, 2018. So far, Rianna has sold approximately 700 books. In addition to Baltimore, “The Cat That Won’t Go Away has been selling in California, Portland, Oregon, New York, and the United Kingdom, just to name a few places.