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

In August, 2010 I met the senior library clerk from the Ovitt Family Community Library, Ontario, CA. We met at the UCLA Writers Fair. Lauren graciously invited me to read at her library this June 15, 2011.

The Library will publicize in the area includng a press release, mention in Ontario Living Magazine, a poster, and flyers.  "These talks are about craft, process, and the publishing industry".

Each month nearly 43,000 Ontario residents enjoy the services of the City's main library facility. This current facility opened on January 17, 2006, after a total renovation and 15,000 sq. ft. expansion. The public now has access to dozens of electronic workstations, wireless computer access, a large community room, and a Children's Story time room.

Gil Reads to Hilltop School Crop, color fix   


Also, MarketingtheMuse expert, and Santa Barbara Writers Conference editor Marla Miller has invited me to participate at the 39th Annual Santa Barbara Writers Conference: Afternoon Writers Workshop, Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at the Santa Barbara Hotel Mar Monte to discuss multi-platform marketing of my book.  I am very excited to be invited to be a featured author at these two important events!  

Come check us out!!!

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Talk soon,
Gillian & Sparky

Ovitt Family Community Library 

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

6:00PM to 7:30PM

Reading, Signing and Discussion!  

Ontario City Library

READING - 6:00PM to 7:30PM

Gillian Lee Hutshing will read Sparky the Wonderfish at the Ovitt Family Community Library and discuss craft, process, and the publishing industry.   


Sparky the Wonderfish Stickers, Postcards,  

Bookmarks and Coloring pages!


SIGNING - Immediately following her Reading and Q & A, 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!


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

6:00PM to 7:30PM

Ovitt Family Community Library
215 East C St.
Ontario, CA 91764

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39th Annual, Santa Barbara Writers Conference  

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

1:00PM to 3:30PM

Afternoon Writers Workshop!  

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Gillian Lee Hutshing will be on a panel discussing Sparky the Wonderfish along with MarketingtheMuse expert, Marla Miller regarding marketing, craft, process, in the publishing industry.   


*Come for all the INFORMATION & FUN at this GREAT EVENT!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

1:00PM to 3:30PM

Santa Barbara Writers Conference
Hotel Mar Monte
27 West Anapamu Street
Suite 305
Santa Barbara, CA

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Sparky the Wonderfish: A Story of How Love Creates Magic

Gillian Lee 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, Orange County Department of Education Young Authors' Faire and the Santa Barbara Writers Conference. 

Ms. Hutshing 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


Sparky the Wonderfish: A Story of How Love Creates Magic is available through, Borders Bookstores and Barnes & Noble Booksellers.



See you soon!

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 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.
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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

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

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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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