Holiday Marketplace with Amazing Maine Authors

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This Saturday I am honored to be one of eleven Maine Authors , who will be present at the

Center Drive School in (Orrington, Maine) Holiday Marketplace. These talented author’s are writers from the publishing house of Maine Author’s Publishing. We will be there between 9-2

The Rainbow Pants will be one of the children’s books represented and many other adult and young adults genre’s will be on hand. Here is a list of the other author’s and their books. 

It is true that books make great gifts but autographed copies make amazing gifts.

Kelly Brooks-Bay author of The Rainbow Pants

Jayne Rowe Jones (parents attending) author of Retsbol Rises 

Alice W. Ingraham author of: Edgar Allen’s Murder: Insights into a Crowe’s World 

Suzanne Massie: author of: Trust but Verify (Reagan, Russia and Me)

Alison Dible: author of: A Skeptic’s Luck

Steven D. Powell author of: Patch Scratching

Ellen Groleau author of : Share with me 

John Cobb author of: Tales of the Cemetery Trees & Judith A Quoddy Tale 

Angela Nickerson author of: Hector 

Laurel Gricson author of Katherine: Elizabeth Full of Grace 

John & Marisue Pickering author of : Maine – Beyond the Usual 

So if you are in the area stop by and say “Hi”

Book Signing at Maritime Merriment Holiday Party at Penobscot Marine Museum

 

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On Friday December 6th from 4-7 the Festivities begin in Seasport, Maine. The Town of Searsport’s Holiday Tree Lighting will be at 4pm and then at the Penobscot Marine Museum their Winter Exhibit begins. It is called:  Underfoot: Footwear, Hooked Rugs, In the Cellar and Below Decks. There will be a holiday party including Christmas gingerbread houses.  The Penobscot Marine Museum’s Main Street Gallery and Shop on Route One in Searsport.

I am honored to be one of the five Maine writers. “The books  of mystery, adventure, and children’s books: Kelly Brooks-Bay, Darcy Scott, John Cobb, Bob Branco and Angela Nickerson, will all be on hand to discuss and sign their books during this holiday party.  Christmas gingerbread houses made by local children and adults, including chefs at Anglers and other local restaurants, will be on display.  Come and vote for your favorite confection.  “People’s Choice” awards will be given to the best gingerbread house made by a child and by an adult”.

Sounds like it will be a festive merriment time. Come say “hello” and pick up your signed copy of The Rainbow Pants on the beautiful coast of Maine.

Happy Thanksgiving from The Rainbow Pants!!

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The delicious aroma of homemade rolls, turkey and yummy pies fill our home, as we get ready for a very Happy Thanksgiving. We take a moment to be grateful for all that we have; including our health, family, and our fabulous memories of 2013.

I would like to say a huge Thank you to my amazing illustrator Lindsay Weirich aka The Frugal Crafter, who gave color and vision to The Rainbow Pants.

Thank you to all of the people who have supported The Rainbow Pants, by purchasing a book, attending events, and/or writing to me and telling me your favorite color pants.

My final Thank you is to the kids who have read, The Rainbow Pants, and have added to their book list.

I wish all of you a peaceful and wonderful Thanksgiving.

Young Writer’s Groups, School Visits, and The Rainbow Pants

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You may ask why did I choose an owl for this post? Well two reasons:

One I love owls they are so cute, and two it was the school mascot at the school I recently attended.

I was lucky enough this past Monday to visit an amazing school in Maine. The Carrie Ricker school located in central Maine.  It has students from 3rd through 5th grade, who are filled with the awe of writing. Ten authors in all were invited to participate in the “Meet an author day” sponsored by their Oak Hill Young Writer’s club. I was honored to be one of those ten.  I would recommend anyone who is a school librarian, PTO president, parent and/or teacher if you can organize one of these days at your school you should!!!

The Oak Hill Young Writer’s club is a non-profit run by volunteers to instill the love of writing to young people. From what I saw they do a super job inspiring and encouraging. The students asked us many questions from: “where do you get your ideas from?” to “How long does it take you to write a story”.  Then after school, students stayed to have us help in their writing. It was great to hear all of their amazing ideas. I was honored to read The Rainbow Pants to them, share the stage with many talented authors, and meet with some budding writers.

As my calendar fills up with school visits, book signings, and readings I am still humbled to all who continue to support The Rainbow Pants and am grateful to all of you.

Thank you.

Come say “Hello” at the Common Ground Fair this weekend!!!

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So excited that I will be one of the many authors representing The Maine Authors Publishing company at the Common Ground Fair in Unity Maine. This is a true traditional country fair that draws thousands of people to the amazing talents of rural Maine.

At the Common Ground Fairyou will see handmade pottery, stone ware, all natural foods, fleece products, bands, dancers, delicious food, there is really too much to mention.

I am honored to be signing my book The Rainbow Pants at this annual event. I will be there from 12-3. It is going to be hard to pull myself away from all the cool and unique exhibits. It is suppose to be a sunny, beautiful, autumn day on Saturday so come on down and say “Hello”.

 

Maine Lighthouse Museum Book Signing and a Sweet Antique Yellow Car

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There is something to be said about entering a building and feeling like you walked back in time. Museum’s always bring me that feeling. I get lost in different decades and what people had to do just to survive. The rustiest piece of equipment, or burnt out lighthouse light are screaming to tell its story. I was honored to spend the day at The Maine Lighthouse Museum in Rockland on Saturday. I shared the day with 10 other incredibly talented Maine authors at a book signing event.  I was lucky enough (you can see in the photo above) to sit by a sweet yellow car.  Now I am not a car person so I could not tell you what kind of car this was, but I can tell you it was beautiful!!! 

Saturday was Open Lighthouse day, many of our amazing lighthouses were open to the public. If anyone has a chance, take a step inside a lighthouse and listen to its story. I bet you will hear drama, mystery, romance and comedy all wrapped around that beacon of light that has always protected us  in the stormiest of seas.

When you visit the Maine Lighthouse Museum check out their amazing gift shop, they have added a bit of a “rainbow” to their shelves. You can now get your copy of The Rainbow Pants. : “Happy Yellow Pants” are worn today!!!

Back to school and a book signing at The Maine Lighthouse Museum

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September is one busy time of year!!! I am missing the lazy days of summer, reading a book on the back porch while the kids play in the tree fort. I think September comes in like a high speed train, What do you think? First football and soccer teams begin, then the boys Cub Scout den’s meet again, oh yeah and did I mention school is back in session.

This Saturday, I am honored to be invited to participate at a great fundraiser for The Maine Lighthouse Museum. There are going to be 11 authors throughout the day, in the beautiful coastal town of Rockland Maine, known as the “Jewel of the Maine Coast”.

 The Museum’s mission: “The Maine Lighthouse Museum is to educate the public regarding the long standing traditions, heroism and progress of America’s Lighthouse and Lifesaving services and the U.S. Coast Guard”. I am a bit partial since my husband was a proud serving member of the U.S. Coast Guard. The lighthouse museum is in the top 15 places to visit in Maine. Once you have been there you will see why!!!

This Saturday September 14th You can find us at the Maine Lighthouse Museum, one park drive,  Rockland, Maine. Love to see you there!!!