The book signing Dec. 4 was a huge success! Thanks to all who participated! There is one more signing scheduled for the Northside of Atlanta. I will be signing copies of Chicken Soup for the Soul's deluxe hardback Christmas Book The Gift of Christmas, which features two of my stories. (This gift book, which has deluxe endpapers and a ribbon bookmark, is available only at Wal-Mart or from the authors.)
The signing scheduled for Saturday, December 18th, 1-3 at our new Cobb store had to be cancelled because of "red tape" associated with getting the store opened. If you were planning on being at the Cobb signing, I hope you'll be able to go to the signing on Tuesday, December 21, in Duluth instead. My friend, Ann Platz, noted Atlanta Interior Designer, speaker and author, will be joining me to sign her books:
2785 Buford Highway, Suite 103-B
Duluth, GA 30096
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My story, '"Santa Hats," is about our family tradition of wearing Santa hats in unusual locations for our Christmas photos. Here are a few of the photos mentioned in the story!
|Hot Tub Santas!|
|Dog Sledding in Alaska--1999|
2008 Venice Italy
|Skyping with my niece from Dubai|
The other story, "My Nativities," is about my collection of Nativity Scenes, in all shapes and sizes, from around the world.
|The tiny Nativity Church gift from the Hanes that started my collection|
|Inside the Nativity Church --One of my smallest Nativities.|
|Largest Nativity, with one of my other Nativities on the floor waiting to be placed!|
Also, there is a Nativity mobile hanging on the window up higher, and a collection of smaller nativities across the middle of the windows.
| Some of the Nativities on display year round in my living room. |
Cookie Jar and Hot Chocolate Set on the top.
|Nativity Fire Screen|
As I ended the "My Nativities" story, "Seeing my collection every day reminds me that we ought to celebrate our Savior's birth all year long, not just at Christmas."
Merry Christmas to you and yours!