Join us in honoring our artist-authors, Jennifer French, Karen Nichols, Pattie Brooks Anderson, Jill Hardin and Kathryn Damon Dawson April 13th, 3-5 PM at a book signing at 1421 Bay St. The reception also celebrates featured artists Geraldine McMahan and Jane Rincon.
Karen Nichols found her writing voice after taking a class, “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain”. Karen’s latest, The Unexpected Gift is an inspirational novel: A Marine reclaims purpose and trust through love and redemption. Exciting action arises during two tours in Afghanistan. Zack returns to conquer PTSD through His inspiration, the love of a childhood friend, a rescue dog plus a gift from beyond. Her first book is Thornton House, a mysterious novel of love that transcends time and opens death’s door. What is the secret of Thornton House? It’s a page-turner with a dynamite ending.
“Dogs, Crows and the Corn Chip Dance,” written and illustrated by Kathryn Damon-Dawson in collaboration with granddaughters Darby and Riley. This whimsical, children’s book, teaches counting through rhyme. Coastal, scrappy crows attempt to catch corn chips while enthusiastic dogs interrup. Humorous details are tucked within the bright watercolor illustrations.
Pattie Brooks Anderson is an artist who turned her award-winning paintings into an irresistible story begun for her grandchildren, but grew into a tale of environmental awareness. Enchanted is a fable about a land long-forgotten. The individuals who lived in and around the forest rediscovered the land, finding beauty that had always been there, only waiting for all to realize it. The kind, loving sorceress, Aeliana, makes it all happen.
Jennifer French, who approaches her arts with humor and sensitivity, has written two inspiring novels. Award-winning Hoot Owl Shares the Dawn is an adventure story written for the entire family. Teen-ager Johnny Falcon, an Anglo/Paiute, escapes from his oppressive reservation. Learn the secrets the troubled teen gains from old Indian Chief, Hoot Owl. Fidgets inspires readers with action, humor and lessons for coping with ADHD. The Patterson family finds an effective non-invasive-drug treatment ending years of chaos and frustration.
Jill Hardin, resident poet-singer, spins her serenely beautiful free-verse reflecting spirituality and love that shine through like the dawn’s first light in her book No More Need. As a musician and a chanteuse, Jill’s poems resonate with the lyrical flow of musical harmony. Her expressive voice emerges through her written poetry as well as readings she recorded on a CD.