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

A lot of great things are happening right now!  I have been editing a film at Warner Bros. which I am very excited about!  I should be finishing up in a couple of weeks, and it will be released next year!

I am very happy and honored to have been invited to participate,
given a booth, a Sparky the Wonderfish banner AND stage time to read Sparky, at The Largest Free Children's Book Festival in the World! Orange County Children's Book Festival (Orange Coast College) THIS Sunday October 2, 2011!

I hope that many of my friends with children, can make it to this GREAT event!  It is the 8th Annual, with lots to do and see and play with!  They even have trains!!!  And of course the Sparky The Wonderfish costume will be there greeting kids and taking pictures all day!!!

Come visit me & Sparky!!!

 OCCBF 2011    


Warm wishes,
Gillian & Sparky
Orange County Children's Book Festival

Sunday, October 2, 2011

9:30am to 4:30pm

Booth Signing and Stage Reading!

Orange County Children's Book Festival
Orange Coast College - Costa Mesa

Sunday October 2,2011  

9:30am to 4:30pm


READING on the ANIMAL STAGE - 2:05pm to 2:20pm!

Gillian Lee Hutshing will read her book, Sparky the Wonderfish     



Sparky the Wonderfish Stickers, Postcards,  

Bookmarks and Coloring pages!


Gillian will be autographing and selling books & merchandise!
From 9:30am until 4:30pm

Come, bring your kids for all the FUN!
Meet Gillian, have her sign your book and even color
your own Sparky & take pictures with Sparky!!!

Gil, Sparky, Girls OCCBF 2010

 THIS Sunday October 2, 2011

9:30am until 4:30pm


Orange County Children's Book Festival
Orange Coast College - Costa Mesa, CA  

2701 Fairview Road
Costa Mesa (Arlington Entrance)

A FREE Community Event
with FREE Parking!

  Click Here for More Details

 Click Here for Map & Directions

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 and Barnes & Noble Booksellers.


   See you soon!

Gillian Lee Hutshing & Sparky the Wonderfish

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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

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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

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
Brea, CA
Arcadia, CA
Riverside, CA

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