Tuesday, September 10, 2013
I am excited to be turning in my second book on October 1, 2013. I'm hoping to have my second book in my book series "Angels of Children" entitled "Valentino Teaches the Rewards of God's Unconditional Love" will be published before Christmas. I am very proud to introduce a new illustrator, Alexandra Marie McGinness. She has painted wonderful pictures for this book. This is the first time that her work will be published. Here are a few pictures that she has painted for your enjoyment.
Saturday, August 17, 2013
I read my book, Sarafina Teaches the Importance of Prayer, in my new book series "Angels of Children" for the first time at the Dennison Library to 3 children on 6/14/13. The reading went very well and the children had questions after the reading. They really liked my book and was asking questions about the next book. They were excited that I had donated two books to the library. I had John Dotto take more author pictures on location. I signed and donated 2 books to the library.
Thursday, August 8, 2013
I have had a very interesting 3 weekends in a row. On the weekend of July 19 - 21st, I did book signings for St. Joseph Festival. I sold 7 signed books and made St. Joseph School $70. It was more successful than I had anticipated because there are a lot of people that doesn't know me. On the weekend of July 26 - 27th, I did book signings for St. Mary's Festival. LOL, I was joking around with father that I better sell more signed books than at St. Joseph's Festival because Immaculate Conception is my home church. I did. I sold 10 signed books and made St. Mary's School $100. I was so excited. On the weekend of August 3-5th, I did book signings for the Central Catholic Festival. I was so excited to see everyone from Central Catholic again. It's been 4 years since I had been there when my son Johnny graduated from there. I sold 11 books and made them $110. I was so happy that my books could contribute to the festivals. It was both exciting and scary to get the word out that I am an author and to see the reactions from close friends. Believe me, I still can't believe that I'm an author. But what was more exciting was getting reactions about how people like my book. All the festivals want me to come back next year. I will be taking the first book next year and the second book.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
I'm excited to report that my very third book signing will be on May 18, 2013 at Day Spring Cristian Book Store in Downtown New Philadelphia, OH from 12pm – 2pm. Books will be $20 each and Half the Proceeds to benefit Half the Proceeds to benefit The Secular Franciscan Order in Dover, OH. I will have free bookmarks there also. I hope to see everyone there. Please help me by spreading the news to all your freinds and family.
My second book signing wasn't as successful as I wanted it to be, but my husband and I had a lot of fun winning auction items. I did give away four of my books.
Ashley Law was the first auction winner of my book and Linda Cox, a very good friend of mine from Trinity Hospital Twin City, won the second aucti0n of my book. Linda's husband won another copy of my book during the door prize drawings.
Monday, May 6, 2013
I'm excited to report that my second book signing will be on Friday night, May 10, 2013 Quarter Auction to Benefit The 4-H at VFW post 7943 in (Tusky) Tuscarawas, 412 N Main St (SR 416) Tuscarawas, OH 44682 from 5pm-8pm. Books will be $20 each and Half the Proceeds to benefit The 4-H.. I will have free bookmarks there also. I hope to see everyone there. Please help me by spreading the news to all your freinds and family.