Tucked into the shops of the Irvine Spectrum is a delightful little spot called the the Storymakery. Inside you will find a colorful space where your children can be the creator of their own story and participate in taking that story from an idea to a finished and printed book that they keep forever. Both JT and Isabella love to write and create stories, so they were thrilled with the opportunity to experience the Storymakery for themselves.
It’s 9 a.m. at the Irvine Spectrum. Shopkeepers are setting up for the day, and you can still get a decent spot in the huge parking lot. Payal Kindiger is inside Storymakery, her new shop located strategically close to a playground and the kid-magnet Ferris wheel. Right now it’s quiet, but later, the computers will be fired up and the printers in back will be chugging out books with titles like “Attic Lasers,” “The Great Pirate Voyage” and “Blah, Blah, Blah” from Orange County’s newest authors.