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Monday, December 3, 2012

Soup Scoop

T'is the season! How about an awesome way to find a few gifts, enjoy the holiday, and share your blessings with the community all at the same time? Here's the soup scoop.

Ten local Chicken Soup for the Soul writers will sign books at three independent bookstores in the St. Charles/St. Louis area on Saturday, December 8, 2012. The annual combination book signing and canned food drive includes three stores in honor of Chicken Soup for the Soul’s upcoming twenty-year anniversary. Customers bringing in a canned good to be donated to area food pantries will receive 20% off their entire purchase that day. Participating stores and authors follow:

10-12 AM, All on the Same Page (Contact: Robin Tidwell, owner)
11052 Olive Blvd., Creve Coeur, MO 314-567-4144

Nina Miller, former Children's Area Specialist at Borders Creve Coeur, has just finished The Ultimate Storytime Guide, to be published soon by McFarland & Co. This book will offer parents, teachers, booksellers and librarians information on creating a complete story time experience that includes music, art, movement, food and literature.
Theresa Sanders is a frequent Chicken Soup for the Soul contributor, with fifteen stories published by the series. An award-winning technical writer and former manager of a documentation and training department, she is currently completing a novel.
T’Mara Goodsell is an award-winning multi-genre writer who has six stories in Chicken Soup for the Soul books as well as other anthologies and newspapers. More of her writing can be found here.

1-3 PM, Main Street Books (Contact: Vicki Erwin, owner)
307 South Main Street, St. Charles, MO 636-949-0105

Cathi LaMarche is the author of the novel While the Daffodils Danced. Her stories appear in eight Chicken Soup for the Soul books, as well as other anthologies. She currently teaches composition and literature, and she writes in her spare time.
Linda O'Connell has been published in seventeen Chicken Soup for the Soul books and many other anthologies, magazines and books.
Lynn Cahoon is an Alton, IL contemporary romance author with a love of hot, sexy men, real and imagined-ranging from rogue witch hunters to modern cowboys. She blogs at her website about writing, lessons learned while surviving breast cancer, and living the dream.
Pat Wahler (that's me!) resides in St. Peters with her husband, dog, and cat. She is a grant writer by day and freelance writer by night and has been published in dozens of local and national venues. A life-long animal lover, Pat ponders critters, writing, and life's little mysteries at Critter Alley.

4-6 PM, The Book House (Contact: Michelle Barron, owner)
9719 Manchester Rd., St. Louis, MO 314-968-4491

Beth M. Wood is a mom of three, marketing VP and freelance writer. She is a devout reader, semi-fanatic editor, and not so great golfer. Read more here.
Donna Duly Volkenannt, first-place winner of the 2012 Erma Bombeck Global Humor Writing Competition, lives in St. Peters with her husband and grandchildren, who inspire her and fill her with joy. Learn more about Donna here.
Sioux Roslawski is a 3rd grade teacher with the Ferguson-Florissant School District. A freelance writer, she also rescues dogs for Love a Golden Rescue. Her writing can be found here.

It's always fun when the Chicken Soup gang gets together, so please come out to visit, shop, and help those less fortunate in this season of sharing. Hope to see you there!


BECKY said...

Hope you have a great time and sell lots of books, Pat!

Donna Volkenannt said...

Love the title of your post today. And it should be blast.

Unknown said...

Sounds good. Have a terrific Tuesday.
Best wishes Molly

Sketching with Dogs said...

I would love to but the bus doesn't go that far :)
Have a great time if you go.
Lynne x

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

That would be a fun get together fur sure.

Ryker said...

No Alaska!
These will make great Christmas presents even with out a signing!

Ann Summerville said...

Sounds like fun. I've tried to find other Chicken Soup writers in my area to do a book signing, but I never seem to be able to find anyone close enough.

Lynn said...

Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Brandon - The dog with a blog said...

That would sure be a lot of fun!

-Brandon's Raiser
Don't forget to stop by our blog and enter the Angry Birds dog toys giveaway!

Tammy said...

Thanks for participating and supporting the other bookstores, Pat! Not to mention sharing adorable, personalized notepads!