Monday, November 28, 2011

Free Author Open House - Tuesday, November 29 (I'll be there from 6-7:30 p.m.)

If you live in the metro-St. Louis/St. Charles area and want to meet a passel of local authors (including me) and eat some free snacks, check out the Author Open House sponsored by the St. Charles City-Country Library District.

The open house will be at the: Middendorf-Kreddel Branch Library 2750 Hwy. K, O'Fallon,MO 63368

Here's the shameless plug portion of this post: While I can't be at the entire event, I will be there from around 6-7:30 p.m., along with a few of my writing friends and several other writers.

This year I've been a busy girl and have been fortunate enough to have stories published in several anthologies. I will have copies of the following books with my stories in them available for purchase and will gladly sign copies.

"Read Away Vacation" in Flashlight Memories (a true story)

"Look Back but Don't Stare" in A Shaker of Margaritas: Cougars on the Prowl (pictured above, bottom right hand corner) (Me? A Cougar? This one is definitely fiction!)

"The Night the Circus Came to Town" in Mysteries of the Ozarks (Vol II) (Ozarks mystery short story)

"Bridie O'Shea's Golden-Haired Visitor" in Cactus Country (Western short story)

"Golden Lilacs Under the Worm Moon" in Storm Country Anthology (funds go to the Joplin Libraries)

"Under Grandma's Bottle Tree" in Voices Anthology (nominated for a Pushcart Prize)

If my back isn't hurting from hauling copies of all those books to the library, I might also bring a couple copies of A Cup of Comfort for Military Families, A Cup of Comfort for Women, Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Gift of Christmas and other anthologies my stories have appeared in over the past years.

The event is FREE and registration is not required, but I believe the library wants people to register to get an estimate of how many will be there so they can purchase enough refreshments. Check out the list of other writers appearing at the event.

Even if you're not in the mood for shopping, I hope you will stop by and visit tomorrow night, Tuesday, Nov 29. I'll be there from 6 till 7:30 p.m. 


  1. Hope you have a great time, Donna! I won't be able to make it out, but I'll be thinking about you and wishing you many holiday sales!

  2. Sounds like good fun! Like always, wish I were closer.

  3. Thanks Dianna and Claudia,
    Wish you could make it too.

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  5. Spammer. Pearl has a "commenter" too.
    Donna, have so much fun and sell lots of books. Wow! you are riding high in the publishing arena, and a Push Cart to boot! Congratulations.

  6. Good luck, Donna! Hope you and your fellow authors have a blast and sell lots of books. :)

  7. Oooooh, have fun tonight! So wish I could be there--and it's so awesome that your library will sponsor this open house.

    But here's a blurb to put on the table:

    Cathy C. Hall says, "Read Donna's stories! You'll love 'em!"

  8. Okay Donna, this is what I get for not keeping up with blogs! Yikes - you are probably finishing up and about on your way home as I type this. Congrats on all your publishing and I hope your event was a huge success!

  9. Hi Madeline,

    Hi Cathy,
    What a nice blurb!

    Hi Lynn,

    It was fun. Good luck with your signing in Joplin.


  10. So sorry I missed it, Donna. What an impressive list of publications! Hope you had a great time!


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