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Sparky the Wonderfish: A story of how love creates magic
Written & Illustrated by Gillian Lee Hutshing
Sparky  Events  Newsletter    September  2010!

Dear Friends of Sparky,

It has been awhile since my last newsletter for many reasons...  I got engaged, I moved, have been doing home renovations... I was editing a film... Now I am looking for work and continuing to promote Sparky, while finishing two new books...  I am also Co-Chair for WEHO, coordinating 29 authors and organizing 2 event schedules...It's been a lot of hard work, but very exciting!

This Sunday and next Sunday I will be a featured author and title at both the West Hollywood Book Fair (WEHO) Sunday, September 26 and at the Orange County Children's Book Festival (OCCBF) Sunday, October 3rd, 2010! What is most exciting, is that I have now been invited by both book fairs to read Sparky the Wonderfish on stage! I'll be reading on the Kids' Stage at WEHO and reading on the Animal Stage at OCCBF!!!

Video of Sparky at Barnes & Noble, The Grove
G shakes S the Grove


Both Book Festivals are especially happy about the inclusion of the SPARKY COSTUME greeting children at the fair!

Please come check us out!!!

Talk soon,
Gillian & Sparky

3 Appearances:West Hollywood
Book Fair! (WEHO)
Sunday, September 26, 2010
1:00, 3:00, 4:45PM





READING - Approximately 1:00PM Gillian will be reading Sparky the Wonderfish on the WEHO Kids' Stage. As usual Gillian will give away FREE Sparky STICKERS and we will have a Sparky COLORING session with kids after the Reading! 

SIGNING - 3:00PM to 4:30PM at the GLAWS Booth E7,8 Gillian will be autographing and selling books, merchandise. She will also give away FREE Stickers, Bookmarks, Coloring pages!!!

SPEAKING - 4:45PM to 5:45PM the "Evening Program" in the Suspense, Thriller Pavilion. GLAWS Presents: Great Los Angeles Writers.
Gillian will be one of nine authors chosen for this honor. Gillian has been very successful branding and marketing her Sparky the Wonderfish book. She will discuss the marketing techniques which have taken her around the country for appearances, book events, charities, bookstore readings and more!

*Please Come! Bring your kids for all the FUN at this GREAT EVENT!


Sunday, September 26, 2010
10:00AM to 6:00PM

West Hollywood Park
647 N. San Vicente Blvd.
West Hollywood, California 90069


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2 Appearances:Orange County Children's
Book Festival! (OCCBF)
Sunday, October 3, 2010
11:45AM Reading 1:30PM Signing





READING - 11:45AM to 12:20PM Gillian will be reading Sparky the Wonderfish on the OCCBF Animal Stage. As usual Gillian will give away FREE Sparky STICKERS and we will have a Sparky COLORING session with kids after the Reading! 

SIGNING - 1:30PM to 3:00PM at the GLAWS Booth 57,58 Gillian will be autographing and selling books, merchandise. She will also give away FREE Stickers, Bookmarks, Coloring pages and more!!!


*Please Come! Bring your kids for all the FUN at this GREAT EVENT!


Sunday, October 3, 2010
9:30AM to 4:30PM

Orange County Children's Book Festival
Orange Coast College
2701 Fairview
Costa Mesa, CA
92628
(Enter College at Arlington Street off of Fairview)


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Sparky the Wonderfish: A story of how love creates magic

Schools and libraries can purchase this heartwarming and engaging book at a discount from the Publisher by contacting their ordering department at 866-308-6235 (select option 6).  Bookstores and libraries order as a wholesaler by contacting Baker & Taylor distributors at 800-775-3700. 

Sparky the Wonderfish is also available through Amazon.com, Borders Bookstores and Barnes & Noble Booksellers.

Sincerely,
 

Gillian Lee Hutshing &
Sparky the Wonderfish
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"The illustrations in Sparky the Wonderfish are a knock-out.  They have a childlike charm and simplicity and a luminescence.  This is a very sweet story that will appeal to a wide range of young readers, many of whom have been nose-to-nose with the feeder fish tank at the pet shop.  and the fact that this is based on a true story only makes it more appealing..."

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"I enjoyed Sparky a lot, good fun, and my daughter likes it too."

- Mike B. Anderson, Supervising Director, The Simpsons


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 "Your delightful, charming book 'Sparky the Wonderfish' is heartwarming and sure to delight..." 

- Jerry and Esther Hicks, Abraham-Hicks Publications


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Gillian received a letter from the President and First Lady Mrs. Obama, who also have a passion to promote literacy in the U.S. for kids by having children's book readings at The White House. Gillian mailed a Sparky the Wonderfish: A Story of How Love Creates Magic book and expressed great interested in being a part of those important efforts!

Gillian also mailed a letter and Sparky book to The Honorable Al Gore and has received a letter of gratitude from the Former Vice President Al Gore!
-View both letters on her website.
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Sparky the Wonderfish
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Buy a copy of Sparky the Wonderfish: A story of how love creates magic for someone you love!  It's on shelves Now at  Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Los Angeles on Pico Blvd, The Grove, Orange, Long Beach, Costa Mesa and at the Borders Bookstores in Torrance, CA.

In fact, the autographed copies from Sparky signings have SOLD OUT and been restocked, so there are more Sparky the Wonderfish books on shelves NOW!!!

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Available at: 
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
Westside Pavilion
10850 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Ph: 310-475-3138

Barnes & Noble Booksellers
The Grove at Farmers Market
189 Grove Drive Suite K30
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Ph: 323-525-0270

Barnes & Noble Booksellers
Orange Town & Country
791 S Main St
Orange, CA 92868
Ph: 714-558-0028

Barnes & Noble Booksellers
Long Beach Pacifica Mall
6326 E. Pacific Coast Highway
Long Beach, CA 90803
Ph: 562-431-2253

Barnes & Noble Booksellers
Metro Pointe
901 B South Coast Drive Ste 150
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Ph: 714-444-0226

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Available at:
Borders Bookstores

Torrance, CA
3700 Torrance Blvd
Torrance, CA 90503
Phone: 310.540.7000


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