Sunday, December 12, 2010

Chicken Soup for the Soul, Canned Food for the Body Event


Becky Povich, Theresa Sanders, Linda O'Connell, T'Mara Goodsell and V.P. of Missouri Writer's Guild, Deborah Marshall in back.

The Chicken Soup for the Soul book signing was a huge success, we practically sold out. Becky, Teri, Tammy and I shared laughter and friendship. Thanks to all of our friends, shoppers, my students and their parents and grandparents, my family members,(Aunt Dororthy, cousins, Jeff, Liz, Dororthy, Bradley and Anna) and David Lucas from St. Louis Writer's Guild, who stopped by for a visit or purchased books and brought non-perishable donations for the local food pantry. Deborah Marshall, vice president of Missouri Writer's Guild attended. We shared hugs with Lou Turner, owner of High Hill Press and outgoing president of Saturday Writers and also Donna Volkennant, VP of Saturday writers. These women are all great writers too. Bea Siros covered the event for Patch.com.

Outside, it was a wintry day with occasional light drizzle. There were families bundled up to watch the parade, but inside Main Street Books, the percussive beats of the drum corp reverberated, and we could hear the colorful and charismatic entertainers (the sugar plum fairy, angels, Santas from around the world and more) whooping and hollering. It brought out the child in all of us. We rushed to the windows to watch the gaiety.

If you happen to be on Main Street in St. Charles, MO for next weekend's parade, stop in and say hello to Vicki Erwin, proprietor of Main Street Books, and purchase a book or two for a loved one or YOURSELF.

12 comments:

Clara Gillow Clark said...

Bravo and congratulations to all of you for a very successful book signing!

Sioux Roslawski said...

It sounds like it was a great success AND a lot of fun! I'm sorry I had to miss it.

Bookie said...

Yea, I knew you guys would have fun! I love the picture too.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Congratulations on a great signing!

Lynn said...

Great picture and glad the event went well. Wish I could have been there!

Susan said...

Ohhhh, so glad the event was a smashing success, Linda. Sounded great. Susan

Linda O'Connell said...

Hi Ladies,
It was so much fun. We Chicken Soup writers collected canned soup for the needy. That in itself made it worthwhile.

Tammy said...

That was one fun event, and you managed to capture it all!

Chatty Crone said...

Congrats to all of you - now I know someone famous! sandie

irishoma said...

Hey Linda,
It was fun seeing you gals, and it was for a great cause.
Donna v.
http://donnasbookpub.blogspot.com

Linda O'Connell said...

Donna,
It was good to see you too. We should try to get together for coffee sometime.

Karen Lange said...

Looks like you had a great day. Congrats on your success! :)