Posted on July 11, 2014 by kellybrooksbay
Books in Boothbay Maine
Summer is gorgeous here in Maine. The bountiful colors are all around us. A popular past time for many people during the lazy days of summer is reading a good book, whether on the beach, in a hammock or sitting on the lush green grass. A great way to meet authors is during a book festival. In Maine one of the biggest book festivals can be found in Boothbay Harbor, it is: Books in Boothbay. It has over 50 authors and illustrators. Bring the kids or just spend a day meeting authors. Not to mention Boothbay Harbor is one the most breathtaking places in Maine.
This weekend I am honored to be one of the many authors at Books in Boothbay Harbor, with The Rainbow Pants.
Come by and say “Hello” take in the majestic sites that is the coast of Maine.
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Posted on May 20, 2014 by kellybrooksbay
Is your spring a bit wet? Here in Maine we have seen our fair share of rain. One of my most asked questions, when I do a book reading at a school is: “What about blue?” If you have read The Rainbow Pants, you know that Peter chooses his pants based on his feelings. I leave out certain colors so that the reader can answer that blue and purple (or indigo) question. I think with all of our rain today I would wear blue in honor of our spring raindrops. But always remember without rain we couldn’t have Rainbows!!! So let the water fall on your face and answer back with a “rainbow smile”.
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Posted on March 17, 2014 by kellybrooksbay
“May the road rise up to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
And the rain fall soft upon your fields
And until we meet again
May God hold you in the palm of his hand”
Happy St. Patrick’s Day
from all of us at The Rainbow Pants.
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Posted on January 24, 2014 by kellybrooksbay
My posts are usually tied to The Rainbow Pants book or at least my writing. This one will be different. I live in a small town in Maine. Sometimes when you live in a small town it is difficult, everybody knows your business, there are small town politics, people with certain last names tend to run the town. BUT not here in Orrington. We are definitely small town, and sure I suppose people do know what is going on in neighborhoods, but for the most part we all get along. How we shine here in Orrington and truly show our colors is after a tragedy.
A little over a year ago in our town a fire ripped through a home killing 3 kids and their dad, it was a tragedy like no other. We all rallied around the mom and also tried to help our fire department who bared witness to this heartbreak. On January 1st of this year, we heard the sirens again. The family lost their home and all of the contents as well as a family dog, but all were alive and are now learning how to be survivors of a fire.
On Sunday we will be holding a benefit spaghetti lunch with a raffle. Many businesses and local people have donated items and food for the lunch. We can only hope this will be a success for this family. If you are in the Orrington, Maine area on Sunday from 12-2 come on by to the Center Drive School. Consider yourself invited.
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Posted on December 23, 2013 by kellybrooksbay
I know Christmas or Holiday time is a busy and stressful for most people, BUT I think it is still important to send Christmas cards. It is true I send out the picture cards of my kids and have the computer sign it for us, so I don’t actually hand write them anymore. I do, however, hand write the addresses on the envelopes. Each address I write makes me think of that family or individual, even if it is only for a minute. I think we owe our friends and family that much.
If you think about it we all get that mail we don’t want, bills, requests for money, solicitation, etc. How great for just a moment does it feel to see a card in the mail. Is it to late this year to mail cards? NO even though the receiver will get them after Christmas it is still the fact you thought of them enough to send a card. Now I am off to the post office to drop off a few more cards. What do you think? Are paper cards still important to you? Do email cards excite you as much as one in your hand?
May you all wear your Rainbow Pants during this festive time!!
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