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.
The Book Faire is very pleased about the inclusion of the
greeting children all day at the faire!
Come check us out!!!
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
- 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!!!
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).
Sparky the Wonderfish is available through Amazon.com, Borders Bookstores and Barnes & Noble Booksellers.
See you soon,
Gillian Lee Hutshing &
Sparky the Wonderfish
|Press & Reviews|
|"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..."|
"I enjoyed Sparky a lot, good fun, and my daughter likes it too."
- Mike B. Anderson, Supervising Director, The Simpsons
"Your delightful, charming book 'Sparky the Wonderfish' is heartwarming and sure to delight..."
- Jerry and Esther Hicks, Abraham-Hicks Publications
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!!!
Available at: Barnes & Noble BooksellersWestside Pavilion
10850 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Ph: 310-475-3138Barnes & Noble BooksellersThe Grove at Farmers Market
189 Grove Drive Suite K30
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Ph: 323-525-0270Barnes & Noble BooksellersOrange Town & Country
791 S Main St
Orange, CA 92868
Ph: 714-558-0028Barnes & Noble BooksellersLong Beach Pacifica Mall
6326 E. Pacific Coast Highway
Long Beach, CA 90803
Ph: 562-431-2253Barnes & Noble BooksellersMetro Pointe
901 B South Coast Drive Ste 150
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Borders BookstoresTorrance, CA
3700 Torrance Blvd
Torrance, CA 90503
Phone: 310.540.7000Click Here For Directions!