Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Books & Barbeque (For Literacy!)

Books! Readings! Barbeque!
Raising funds for the YMCA's Children's Literacy Program

I will be at this with other friends and authors fundraising for the YMCA children's literacy program. My books will be available for sale at of 5pm. I should arrive by about 6:30pm and will be giving a potions presentation about about Holy Water and Magical Vinegars.

For sale:
Magical Blend Book of Shadows vol 1 (English and French) $15 each
Magical Blend Book of Spells & Rituals (English) $15 each
Young Writers Anthology (pre-order) $15 each
Bottles of Holy Water $5 each
Bottles of Magical Vinegar $5 each

Possibly even some wonderful other products from The Magical Blend!

Come support a great cause! Come support local authors! Come get your magical potions! Enjoy a fantastic BBQ are a great Resto-Cafe !
See you there!


Come for the barbecue, stay for the stories. We will also be passing the hat in support of literacy programs.

Our confirmed guests are...

1. Veena Gokhale, globetrotter!
2. Greg Stroll, advocate and autobiographer!
3. Pat Flewwelling, your hostess!
4. T. Scarlet Jory, apothecary and teacher!
5. Ethan Kincaid, novelist extraordinare!
6. Mon Spolia, philosopher, poet, and polymath!
7. Special musical guest Max Comeau, singer-songwriter to watch in 2015!

And your Master of Ceremonies, Ian Gurudata, will be on hand to help answer any of your questions.

So how does it work?

First stop: the market! Weather permitting, our author-guests will be outside with their books (weather prohibiting, they'll be indoors). See something you like? You can buy in cash or credit card directly from the author!

Next stop: the barbecue! Our upgradeable barbeque menu starts at $10 per person. Mariposa also has a fine selection of coffees, teas, and cold beverages, but cans of pop and bottles of water will be sold separately as part of our fundraiser.

Got your bbq and bib? Excellent. Head on inside Mariposa Cafe to eat that yummy barbecue meal. While you enjoy your charbroiled treat, our guests will take the stage, one by one, to read aloud and chat with you.

So bring your appetite and your curiosity, and join us Sunday evening!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Upcoming writing projects

Now that the big event I was coordinating and presenting at is finally over, I can get back to writing.

Here is a list of the current writing projects:
  • FAQ for Fair Presenters (DONE)
  • FAQ for Fair Vendors (DONE)
  • Behind the Scenes with a Fair Coordinator (IN PROGRESS)
  • Proposal for Zen of Tea book with John Hunt Publishing (IN PROGRESS)
  • Try again to format French MMBOS v2
  • Consider a third MMBOS volume: Wisdom from the Staff
  • Work on Chakra book
  • review fanfiction stories that are all pending new installments
Also, there is an event at Mariposa Cafe that is a BBQ and meet authors of various genres of books. What a great opportunity! I will be there a bit later with a POTIONS PRESENTATION... after my Belly Blessing ceremony (as I will be 7 months pregnant by the time this happens). More details soon. Book your calendars for May 31st,  5-9pm.