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Showcase Books at Fuquay-Varina Growers Market

I had the opportunity to diplay my books and sell them at the Fuquay-Varina, NC. Growers Market. There were many comments about how important my books are for children in today's world. Some of those attending even purchased copies of my books and asked me to sign them to their children and grandchildren.

Readings at Casa Esperanza Montessori Charter School

I had the pleasure of reading one one my unpulbished books to a number of classes. All the kids in each class seemed to totally enjoy the story and had many comments. Even the teachers commented on how much they enjoyed the story and how the kids love it, every year whrnn I come. They always look forward to hearing my stories.

Suburban Living Summer 2022

Article in Suburban Living Fuquay-Varina Summer 2022 edition


Today I had the honor of meeting some wonderful teachers, parents and other authors at the Casa Esperanza Montessori Charter School in Raleigh, NC. After spending some time with the other authors and parents, who volunteered to take us around to the different classrooms, I was escorted to three different classrooms to read by book "Flying Together, It's OK, Really". The classes were combined grades of K/1 graders, 2/3 graders and 4/5 graders. After my reading in each class, the children asked all kinds of questions. In the lower grades the children understood that, just like the birds, it makes no difference what color we are, we are all the same. After I finished reading to the the 4/5 graders, there questions were more like, "How hard is it to write a book?", and "Did you do your own illustrations and who do you get to publish your books?" It was very obvious each class throughly enjoyed my book. It seems this is going to be the start of more school readings of which I am looking forward to.

Carolina Book & Writers Conference

On February 15, 2020, I was given the opportunity to be on a panel at the Carolina Book and Writer Conference In Raleigh, NC.  My panel consisted of three other writers of Toddlers, Tweens and Teens books. It was a pleasure to be able to talk about the 2 books I have published and all the other ones I have written so far.  At the end of the panels session, I had the opportunity to answer questions from those in attendance. So many of the attendees commented on how these books, because of the subjects, are needed in today's world. Children need to know about all these challenges they are and will be facing.  At the end of the day, some of the attendees wanted to talk learn more about my books.  Everyone agreed that there is a major need for the subjects of my books and how important it is for children to read them.   

North State Journal Article

Article in the North State Journal by AP Dillon.

Books Sent to Major Newspapers

Sent copies of my press release and copies of my books to The New York Times Chief Book Critic, The Washington Post Contributing Book World Critic, The Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times Lead Blogger. Article is a website that introduces families to various topics and subjects for children. They found out about my book "Forgiving Is The Right Thing To Do" and wrote an article for their website on the book. In the article they explain to the reader that forgiveness is a sign of love and not of weakness, It's about compassion, kindness, respect and acceptance. Forgiveness is for you and not for the forgiven. Forgiveness will make you "SMILE".

Miami Book Fair International

Will be spending the day at the Miami Book Fair International selling and signing my books. 

Decatur, GA Book Festival

Was given the opportunity to speak and answer questions at the Emerging Writers Pavilion during the Decatur, GA Book Festival.

Kids Club Book Reading

Read both books to the Kids Club Book Reading at the Science of Mind Asheville Center.

Balboa Press Interview

Was given the opportunity to do an interview about my experiences publishing with Balboa Press, the self-publshing part of Hay House.

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