Amanda Lorenzo is an eclectic, colorful children’s author who lives right here in Ballard. She just released two books for kids between six and ten years-old. Both books in the Runt Farm series, “Under New Management” and “Beatrice and Blossom,” introduce us to a cast of characters that creates a non-traditional family. “We need family, we make family wherever we go, whoever we are,” Lorenzo says, “And in one way or another, we’re all runts. Everyone has quirks. But when we find our true place and our true people, those people are our family. At Runt Farm we embrace the runt in everyone, in every species.” There will be a Runt Farm Book Launch and Party at Motion and Rest (5340 Ballard Ave) on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy live entertainment, meet the Runt Farm illustrator and Amanda Lorenzo will be reading and signing books.