Monday, October 25, 2010

The Book Signing and Costume Party

What a fantastic turn out for the re-launching of Adventures of Fraser the Yellow Dog, Rescue on Star Mountain book. We had a packed room at Explore Booksellers last Friday. Kids came in great costumes and pajamas. I read from the book as Maggie wandered around letting all the kids pet her!

As an added surprise, Landon Deane, who is on Mountain Rescue, came in uniform and told the children rescue stories and showed the kids lots of essential gear you should carry in the back-country. We were impressed how many children answered questions about what one should do in case of getting lost in the back country.

A really great time was had by all and thanks to Paradise Bakery for supplying Courtney's melt in your mouth chocolate chip cookies as special treats.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Finally Rescue on Star Mountain Returns!

After popular demand, I've brought Fraser's third book, Adventures of Fraser the Yellow Dog, Rescue on Star Mountain back to life. That book has been out of print for many years but since everyone seems to want a full set of our books, we decided to listen to our fans!

The books are to arrive on Tuesday, October 19. I've sent out an email blast with a chance to order autographed copies.

Explore Booksellers in Aspen is hosting a book signing/costume/pajama party this coming Friday, October 22 at 5:30 pm.

We hope to see all you locals there.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Fraser Writing Contest

Hi Again. It's coming up again. The Fraser Writing Contest. This is our yearly contest we hold at the Aspen Elementary School for third and fourth graders. It's such an exciting time. I will be introducing the contest at the end of October and the students will learn the theme this year. They will have several weeks to let their imaginations go wild and write their stories.

I, along with Mary Hayes, will judge the stories and come up with the results in time for the winter assembly. Everyone who enters receives a certificate. Then there are first, second and third place finishers including honorable mentions.

The stories are amazing and I'm always astonished with the talent that comes out of this contest. I can't believe the talent improves, but it does every year!

I'll post the first place stories on my blog this year. Keep looking for this in December or January.