San Diego Union Tribune Festival of Books
Come one, come all, to the San Diego Union-Tribune Festival of books on Saturday, August 19, on the University of San Diego Campus. I'll be in the Children's Section at the SCBWI-San Diego Book Table from 10-11 a.m. I'll have a few copies of my books, Since the Baby Came and Will You Be Friends with Me? along with activity and coloring pages. Bring your friends and spread the word!
SOPHIE SAYS. . .
Rocket is a cute little puppy with lots of energy! He just joined our web designer, Lisa Scott Jones' family! We are looking forward to lots of play dates! I am so happy to have a new friend. Speaking of friends. . .
Did you know...The United Nations declared July 30 as International Day of Friendship in 2011 as a way to promote peace and promise rather than division and destruction between peoples of all cultures. Friendship between peoples, countries, cultures and individuals can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities. July 30 is the official day, but every day can be a Day of Friendship. Will You Be Friends with Me? would make a perfect gift or read-aloud on the 30th.
A few of my favorite Bible verses on friendship:
A sweet friendship refreshes the soul. (Proverbs 27:9, MSG)
I have called you friends. (John 15:15, NRSVU)
Therefore, encourage one another and build up each other, as indeed you are doing. (I Thessalonians 5:11, NRSVU)
This September: A Raffle For a Marvelous Gift Bag!
One lucky winner will receive a copy of Since the Baby Came as well as a copy of Arianne Braithwaite Lehn's book of beautiful devotions, Ash and Starlight. Also included are a few special treats for a baby and mom. The raffle will. only be open to subscribers of my newsletter, so encourage your friends to sign up! You'll get a raffle point for every friend who becomes a new subscriber, so let me know when your friends sign up so I can save your points!.