I’ve been collecting cardinal gifts for the past year or so.  As I would be out window shopping, cardinal items would catch my eye.  In the back of my mind, I wanted to get my cardinal story published some day.  Thus my love for cardinals began.  Now, I would love to share some of my treasures with you.  Whoever orders one or more of my books from now through December 18, 2017 will receive a little cardinal gift along with their book order.  

Christmas Cards

I’d love to share my book, Flip Flap Try . . . A Cardinal’s Journey, a beautifully illustrated children’s story with a message for everyone, with you.  Please order at janetkassalenauthor.com. 

 

 

Ladies Night Out, Lebanon, OH

Theme: Giving is always in style.

November 11, 2017

4:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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I WILL BE HAVING A BOOK SIGNING AT THE PICTURE THIS SHOP.

 

26 S Broadway St., Lebanon, OH 45036. 

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The organizers of this event are asking those who come to bring a non-perishable item to the Donation Stations on Broadway. All donations will go to a local food bank. Those who donate are to receive a small gift in return.
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All those who purchase one of my books at this event will have an opportunity to enter a drawing for a gift from me.

I hope that you will not pass up this opportunity to purchase one of my books to give to a child/young person/adult who might benefit from its reading. Or buy one for yourself!

Come to the park and enjoy watching competitive Dragon

Boat racing, and pick up a signed copy of FLIP, FLAP, TRY.

What a Dragon Boat race looks like!

 

2017 Kentucky Dragon Boat Festival . . .Paddling For The Pink . . . September 9, 2017
Festival starts 6:00 am. and ends  at 4 pm.
Dragon boat races will start between 8:00 am and 8:30 am.
(Team registration has ended.)
Spectators welcome to watch events at no charge to them.
AJ Jolly Park
1495 Race Track Road
Alexandria, KY 41075
For more info and directions to park:

p4ca.org

 

Photo and logos used by permission.  Thank you P4CA, and Kentucky Thouroughbreasts

August fourth marked the third year anniversary of my original cardinal speech. I wrote it for one of the assignments in Toastmasters International’s Storytelling Advanced Manual. For this toastmaster assignment, I was to come up with a story with a moral. I wrote my speech in the living room of our house, my husband’s and mine. I sat on our couch. The coffee table acted as my desk. I recall, I just kept thinking about the cardinal that kept attacking my husband’s red Explorer truck on a camping trip we had recently taken. If my husband had not moved his truck, the cardinal would have hurt itself. Thinking of that incident evolved into my idea that one could keep trying something to a fault. With pen and notepaper, I crafted the story. The moral with which I came up was “It’s O.K. to quit on the road to happiness.” I gave my debut “performance” of my speech in the evening of that same day at an ACE Toastmasters meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio. I used note cards during my speech. The speech was well received. I knew in my mind I wanted to get it published someday. The book launch of my story, Flip Flap Try, was July seventh of this year. I started working on this blog while on a plane trip. My advice to you: sing (even a plane has humming sounds in flight), play (look out the window, enjoy life’s experiences) and be happy (if something is not working, give yourself permission to try something new). And by all means, celebrate your successes! Yeah! I did it!