Monday, December 3, 2012

"Chicken Soup for the Soul, Canned Soup for the Body" Book Signing on Saturday

I'm pleased to announce that this coming Saturday, December 8th, I will be one of ten local Chicken Soup for the Soul writers participating in the fourth annual "Chicken Soup for the Soul, Canned Soup for the Body" book signing.

The signings will be at three independent book stores in the metro-St. Louis area. Customers who bring in a canned good, which will be donated to area food pantries, will receive 20% off their entire purchases that day.

The fun will begin at All on the Same Page, 11052 Olive Boulevard, Creve Coeur, MO, from 10 a.m. till noon. Authors signing books there include: Nina Miller, Theresa Sanders, and T'Mara Goodsell.

In the middle of the day from 1-3 p.m., Main Street Books, 307 S. Main Street in St. Charles--the book store that started it all four years ago--will host Cathi LaMarcheLinda O'Connell, Lynn Cahoon, and  Pat Wahler.

And . . .if you want to visit a haunted book store, The Book House, 9719 Manchester Road in St. Louis, will host the late shift between 4-6 p.mDonna Volkenannt (that's me) will be signing copies of "Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Gift of Christmas" which includes her true story "Unexpected Joy." Other authors signing at the Book House are Beth M. Wood and Sioux Roslawski.

Hope to see you this coming Saturday.

If you can't make it to the Book House, please stop by one of the other book stores on Saturday. The event is for a great cause.

Independent book stores are fantastic supporters of local witers, our food pantries can use your help--and you get a discount on your purchases!

I wasn't kidding about the Book House being haunted. If you drop by, I'm sure you can learn more. And don't forget your canned goods.

21 comments:

  1. Haunted? How cool! And there's rumors swirling that Val will make an appearance...

    I'm looking forward to sitting at the same table with you and signing books, Donna.

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    1. Hi Sioux,

      Several years ago I was at a book signing there and was told it was haunted.

      And Val will be there. I can't wait to meet here. I love her blog posts.

      It goes without saying, but I'm thrilled we are finally doing a signing together.

      See you on Saturday!

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  2. That sounds great. Wish I lived in your area. Hope it goes well!

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    1. Hi Karen,
      Thanks. Hope all is well with you in the Chicago area.
      Donna

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  3. Wish I could be there, Donna. Just too far for me, but I would love to sit in the shadows of all you gals!!!

    And yes, I do love independent books stores!!!!

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    1. Aww. You are so sweet, Claudia. I would love to have you visit here again.

      Donna

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  4. Ahem. I'm right here. But you and Sioux can go on chatting about me. The things I hear about myself at school could curl my stick-straight hair. Oops! I don't want to give you any identifying information.

    It's true. I am planning an expedition to The Book House on Saturday afternoon. I checked out their website, and they DO mention a haunting. That has my 14-year-old son eager to go. That, and the cat. I'm looking forward to this event. I hope my navigator can find it. He's not noted for his directional ability. Good thing we have a generic Garmin.

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    1. It will be fun to finally meet in person. Hmmmm. So, you have straight hair and will be accompanied by a 14-year-old. I'll be watching. . . and perhaps the ghost will make an appearance too.

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  5. I'm looking forward to it. Should be a blast!

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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    1. Hi Pat,
      Same here. Hope the mild weather stays with us.
      Donna

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  6. So looking forward to making the rounds.

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    1. Looking forward to your visit at the Book House.

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  7. I've been nominated for the Liebster’s Award for my blog and part of that is to nominate five other blogs I really enjoy, so I'm nominating yours. I know this is a meme, but hey, as PT Barnum use to say, 'There's no such thing as bad publicity'. The suggested rules for accepting the award can be found on my blog entry about being nominated.
    http://civilwarhorror.blogspot.com.es/2012/12/civil-war-horror-blog-wins-liebster.html

    Regardless if you wish to join in, you've been giving me some great reading. Keep it up!

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    1. Hi Sean,
      Thanks for the award. I also enjoy visiting your blog and reading about your many travels and learning about Missouri's role in the Civil War.
      Donna

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  8. Hey, I didn't know the Bookhouse was haunted. I'm really anxious to go now. I've been in there many times and just love that place.

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    1. The place does have a presence--in more ways than one.

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  9. A haunted bookstore! Too cool! I'd love to visit that.
    I dropped in from Sean McLachlan's blog to say "Hi!"and add to your follower total. :-)

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  10. Have fun! And don't talk to the ghosts :)

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  11. I hope the signing goes well, Donna! Good luck to you and all the other authors!

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  12. Hope it was a great event! If I lived closer, I'd stop by. :)

    Happy weekend!

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  13. We had a Christmas concert so couldn't make it, but I'm sure you had a great day!

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