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Sparky the Wonderfish: A story of how love creates magic
Written & Illustrated by Gillian Lee Hutshing
Sparky  Events  Newsletter    May  2011!

Dear Friends of Sparky,

  It has been awhile since my last newsletter for many reasons... 
I got married and have been working on several editing projects...

I am also now Chairman for the 1st Annual, Orange County Children's Book Fair (OCCBF) Author and Illustrator Award (yet to be given an official title; the award will draw from a global pool of authors and illustrators).

In addition, I am working with a 501C3 non-profit, "Wings with Wishes".org which works with children with cancer to get them toys
and give to these children, in a variety of very significant ways!
Check out A Wish for Kyle

This Saturday, May 14, 2011 I will be a featured author, reading (Authors' Chair Stage) and signing (Barnes & Noble Booth) my
Sparky the Wonderfish
book at the 10th Annual Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) Young Authors' Faire.

Gil, Sparky Costume, Poster

The Book Faire is very pleased about the inclusion of the

greeting children all day at the faire!

Come check us out!!!

Talk soon,
Gillian & Sparky

OCDE 10th Annual Young Authors' Faire!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

9:00AM, Reading Authors' Stage

9:30AM to 12:00PM, Signing B&N Booth

OCDE Young Author Book Faire

READING - 9:00AM - 9:30AM

Gillian Lee Hutshing will read Sparky the Wonderfish on the OCDE Authors' Chair Stage. As usual Gillian will give away FREE Sparky



The Sparky the Wonderfish COSTUME will be on hand all day to meet and take pictures with the children immediately following her Reading! 


SIGNING - 9:30AM to 12:00PM at the Barnes & Noble Booth.
Gillian will be autographing and selling books. She will also give away FREE Stickers, Bookmarks and Coloring pages!!!

*Come and bring your kids for all the FUN at this GREAT EVENT!

Saturday, May 14, 2011
8:00AM to 12:00PM

OCDE 10th Annual Young Authors' Book Faire
Orange County Dept. of Education
200 Kalmus Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA

Click Here for More Details

Click Here for Map & Directions!


Sparky the Wonderfish: A story of how love creates magic

Ms. Hutshing is involved in many children's charities and literacy programs throughout the United States.  Ms. Hutshing has repeatedly been a featured author and title at Book Expo America, West Hollywood Book Fair, LA Times Festival of Books, Orange County Children's Book festival and the OCDE Young Authors' Faire. 

She has had numerous signings and events at Barnes & Noble Booksellers and Borders Bookstores throughout California.  Ms. Hutshing is on the Advisory Board, and is the Booksellers Chairman for the Greater Los Angeles Writers Society (GLAWS) as well as Chairman for the Orange County Children's Book Fair Award Committee (OCCBF). 

Kid Hugs Sparky


Russ, Daughter, Sparky Book   


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


See you soon,

Gillian Lee Hutshing &
Sparky the Wonderfish
Press & Reviews

Writers Digest  Logo
"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

Abraham-Hicks Logo

 "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 received a letter of gratitude for her book and efforts from the Former Vice President, The Honorable Al Gore!
-View both letters on her website.
Press & Reviews

Sparky the Wonderfish
The Perfect Gift!

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

Click Here For Directions!
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