I am happy to announce that one of the author-contributors in Letters… is the wonderful Steven Kellogg! He was in town for signing his new book Snowflakes Fall. Of course, I made sure to get my copies signed! I hope everyone will purchase one of Steven’s books. It is a lovely tribute to Sandy Hook/Newtown!
After all the months of hard work – the 300 copies I pre-ordered are in my hands! I am excited now for the next step to happen! I am setting up times at CH Booth Library for as many as possible of the author-contributors to sign each other’s copies so they can finally have their book in their hand!
Now things are moving forward for the promotion of the book. There are three book signings already set up.
December 13th 12am-2pm at Everything Newtown on Church Hill Road in Newtown(http://www.everythingnewtown.com/index.html)
December 13th 5-7pm at Byrd’s Books on Greenwood Avenue in Bethel Connecticut
December 18th 4-6:30pm at C.H. Booth Library on Main Street in Newtown Connecticut
I will also be appearing on Better Connecticut (Channel 3 in Connecticut) on December 12th at 3pm. Since I am a writer and not a public speaker I am hoping that I represent the book and my community to the best of my ability!
If you are local and want to order a book directly through me, just leave a comment on this site, leave a message on our FB page “Letters to Sandy Hook-Newtown” or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact information (including phone number) and I will get in touch with you. You will also be able to purchase the books at Everything Newtown after December 10 or at Byrd’s Books. If you purchase from me or Everything Newtown 50% of the cost of the book will go towards The Newtown Memorial Fund or other organizations in Sandy Hook-Newtown. If you are not local, you can order online or from your local bookstore after December 10th.
This Saturday, September 21st at 1:30 contributors to the book will be reading their letters as part of the Newtown Arts Festival being held at Fairfield Hills. The link for the festival is: http://www.newtownartsfestival.com/ where you can find information regarding all the events that will be happening.
The publisher (Karuna Publications) has sent me the following of what the postcards will look like that we will have at the Arts Festival. This will be the first time that the book will be announced to the public.
Today I did an interview with Nancy Crevier for The Newtown Bee. I hope that I promoted LSHN (Letters from Sandy Hook-Newtown to the World) to the best of my ability. This has been a long and sometimes very difficult process but one that I felt needed to be done – I just hope that I was the best one to do it!