Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Christmas Craft Fairs and Festivals...First Baptist Church of Indian Trail, NC and Hemby Bridge, NC!!

Mistletoe Madness at First Baptist Church of Indian Trail is always fabulous!  Their women's ministry does an outstanding job!!  I always love spending time with my friends Jean Matthew Hall and Jill Roman Lord!  And of course it's so great to see so many of my Charlotte area friends!!
And then we really got in the mood for the holidays with all the sights, smells, and sounds of Christmas in Hemby Bridge!
Our dear friends, Don and Cindy Kinney, shared their tent, chairs and setup expertise with us!!  It was fun to visit with them!!

The talented illustrator, my sweet Daddy, came by to visit for a while.

My Jersey girl, Evie, spent the whole day with me!!  We had fun snuggling up and trying to keep warm!

Yep!  I'm one happy Mama!  I miss my girls!  Evie and I loved it when Rachel came to join us!!  We got to rub her baby belly and even feel the baby move!!  Daddy Brandon came by too!!  So blessed!!

Thanking God for this journey!!!

Glimpses of the Fun On the Road!

What a blessing to share a road trip to Hudson, NC with my sweet Mama!!  We laughed, reminisced, ate at Cracker Barrel, and spent the night with a dear friend, Dottie Almond.  She was so gracious!

We started the morning at Heritage Christian School.  What a delight!!  We were greeted so warmly...on a cold, really cold day!!  Thank you, Audrey Setzer!!  The students and teachers were just fabulous!
Then we headed over to Harris Chapel Baptist Christian School.  Thanks to Karen and Pastor Norrod for welcoming us there!  The students were precious and such great listeners and participators!!
Thanks to all my friends in Hudson, NC!!  It was a wonderful trip!!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Interview with Vonda Skelton and Book Giveaway!!

Hi friends!!
Please head over to my precious friend, Vonda Skelton's blog for a chance to win a Gracie or Grover book and read a little...actually a lot...about my journey as a writer!!! You will surely want to put Vonda's blog on your list of must-reads!! She is a gifted writer, speaker, and teacher!!! She is a woman who loves the Lord, encouraging others and making them laugh, and helping writers pursue their dream. What a privilege to be interviewed by such a lovely lady!!
Don't forget to leave a comment at her site for your chance to win!!!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Hemby Bridge, Here I Come! Next Stop, Apex ChickFilA!!

Tomorrow is the Hemby Bridge Christmas Festival!!!
1:00-9:00 pm!
Great entertainment, games, shopping, food, and amazing light display!
Come join us!

Next stop coming up, Apex ChickFilA at Beaver Creek Commons!!
Wednesday, December 7, 5:30-7:30 pm
Saturday, December 10, 8:00-10:00 am
Please come join me for dinner on Wednesday or breakfast on Saturday!!
I'll be reading Grover Groundhog Is Not Hibernating This Christmas!
Santa Cow and Elf Cow will be there!!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Hemby Bridge Christmas Festival

Hemby Bridge Christmas Festival!!!
Come enjoy food, games, shopping for Christmas!!
See the amazing Christmas lights!
Bring your family for some delightful holiday fun!
The streets will be blocked for LOTS of vendors!!
Saturday, November 19, 2011...This weekend!
1:00-9:00 pm

Please come visit me!
Books make the best gifts, and I'll personalize them for you!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Big Events This Week!!

We are so excited to travel to the mountains of NC this week!!!  Groundhogs and I love the mountains!

Friday, November 11, 2011
Author Visits to Heritage Christian School & Harris Chapel Christian School
in Hudson, NC!

Saturday, November 12, 2011
Mistletoe Madness
If you're in the Charlotte area, come get a start on your Christmas shopping!!
Lots of Vendors and Lots of Fun!!
I'll be joining my friends Jean Hall & Jill Roman Lord, fellow authors.
First Baptist Church of Indian Trail
8:00 am-12:00 pm

Back to Charlotte next weekend too!!
Hemby Bridge Christmas Festival
Beautiful Downtown Hemby Bridge
1:00-9:00 pm

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Great Evening at North Raleigh Christian Academy

I was greeted by these lovely ladies!  They were so hospitable and fed me lots of peanut M&M's!!
My table was all set up!  And I took my Daddy's picture so my little friends could "meet" my Daddy, the illustrator too. 

This is my favorite part about being an author!!!  Such sweet new friends!

Gracie and Grover got some great hugs!
Thanks, NRCA and Bedford Falls Book Fairs!!  I had a wonderful time!!!

PS  Jan, thanks for sending the photo!!  I tried to email you, but it kept coming back.  Loved meeting you and your precious family!

PSS Laurie, sorry you left before we took the group picture!  It was great to meet you!

PSSS Yes, Wendy!!  It's a real groundhog...Sir Walter Wally from the Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh.  It was taken last year at Groundhog Day!  I was in Ground-Hog Heaven!