PAJAMA TIME! STORY HOUR
Marie Bostwick at the Mukwonago Quilt Show
Meet the Author Event
Parkview Middle School - Mukwonago 930 N Rochester (83 & NN)
“It feels like the rest of my life and experiences were the lessons that I had to master so I could do this thing I was truly meant to do,” Marie said, adding, “I can’t imagine being anything but a writer.”
Books & Company will be at the Mukwonago Quilt Show with author Marie Bostwick, author of the Cobbled Court Quilts series. Marie’s book, Between Heaven and Texas, is a prequel to her beloved Cobbled Court Quilt series, and centers on the irrepressible Mary Dell Templeton. Set in the early 80s, decades before Mary Dell befriends the women of the Cobbled Court Quilt shop, Between Heaven and Texas explores Mary Dell's early history as she struggles with issues of marriage, infertility, motherhood and how to define herself as a woman, entrepreneur, and artist. Of course, there's a whole lot of quilting going on in the story, but these broader themes make this book relevant to readers of every stripe.
Marie's newest book The Second Sister is coming out in March. Years of long workdays and little sleep as a political campaigner are about to pay off now that Lucy Toomey's boss is entering the White House. But when her estranged older sister, Alice, unexpectedly dies, Lucy is drawn back to Nilson's Bay, her small, close-knit, Wisconsin hometown. An accident in her teens left Alice mentally impaired, and she was content to stay in Nilson's Bay. Lucy, meanwhile, got out and never looked back. But now, to meet the terms of Alice's eccentric will, Lucy has taken up temporary residence in her sister's cottage--and begins to see the town, and Alice's life, anew.
In addition to meeting Marie Bostwick you will be able to view Over 300 Judged quilts with the Theme: Civil War Inspired Quilts from Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 10-4. $5 daily / $8 for both days. Lunch Available Both Days
For more information about the quilt show go to http://www.mukwonagocrazyquilters.com/2.html
To visit Marie Bostwick's website go to http://www.mariebostwick.com/
Marie Bostwick: Today Marie lives in Connecticut with Brad, her husband. When not writing or volunteering for her church, she enjoys quilting, watching movies, sipping tea on the front porch, and spending time with her family. Marie travels extensively, speaking at libraries, bookstores, quilt guilds, and at national quilt shows.
Liesl Shurtliff author of Jack: The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk
Author Talk and Book Signing
Delafield Public Library
500 Genesee St, Delafield
Jack has always been told that giants are not real. But if that’s the case, how do you explain the huge, foot-shaped pond in the yard, or the strange storms in which the earth rumbles and dirt rains from the sky? When his father disappears in such a storm, Jack reluctantly, with his bothersome little sister Annabella in tow, gives chase in the only logical way: by trading the family cow for some magic beans that will help them get to the land above the clouds. They arrive to find that the giants themselves have giant-sized troubles. With the help of Annabella, a magic goose, and a chatty cook (who is not interested in grinding human bones into bread, thank you very much), Jack sets out to save his dad.
LIESL SHURTLIFF was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. Just like Jack, she was made to do lots of yard work, pulling weeds and growing green stuff she did not want to eat. Now she lives with her family in Chicago, where it is very hard to grow things in her elf-sized yard. Liesl graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in music, dance, and theater. Her first book, RUMP: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin, won over kids and critics alike, earning an IRA Award, a Texas Bluebonnet nomination, a Whitney nomination, and a starred review from Kirkus, proclaiming it “as good as gold.” Her next book will be a fractured retelling of “Little Red Riding Hood.” Visit her online at lieslshurtliff.com or on Twitter at @lieslshurtliff.
Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
Author Talk & Book Signing
Books & Company
In Warrior Goddess Training, bestselling author HeatherAsh Amara provides the antidote to the flawed idea that you are not enough. Direct, honest, and unapologetic, Amara will show you how to release the layers of expectations to finally see yourself for the authentic, perceptive, perfect woman you really are. If you don't love and honor yourself with every fiber of your being, if you struggle with owning your power and passion, if you could use more joyful play and simple presence in your life, then it is time for an inner revolution. It is time to claim your Warrior Goddess energy. Drawing on the wisdom from Buddhism, Toltec wisdom, and ancient Earth-based goddess spirituality, the Warrior Goddess path includes personal stories, rituals, and exercises that will encourage and inspire you to become the true warrior goddess you are meant to be.
HeatherAsh Amara is the founder of Toci- The Toltec Center of Creative Intent and the author of The Toltec Path of Transformation: Embracing the Four Elements of Change. She lives in Austin, Texas and travels extensively. Please visit her website at www.heatherashamara.com
Our Community Sponsor for this event is Abundant Joy Yoga & Wellness
Located in Oconomowoc Lakes Plaza
W359 N5002 Brown Street, Suite 211 Oconomowoc, WI 53066 Phone: (262) 244-7231
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