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Monthly Archives: May, 2014

Countdown to Launch – One Day

One day! Almost ready to happen! I’ve dreamed of this moment for many years, and now it’s one day away. Tomorrow afternoon at 1 o’clock we’ll be at the ECEC library in Elkton–that’s Sunday, June 1st–with books to sign, refreshments, music. I’ll do a reading around 1:30 or 2:00, then open it up to Q&A. …

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Countdown to Launch – Two Days

Friends and family are letting me know they’re coming to the first book launch party for Martha’s book, A Place of Her Own, in two days–Sunday, June 1, at ECEC in Elkton. My grandson, Alex Loznak, will be there playing background music on the keyboard. My daughters, Carisa and Christiane Cegavske, and granddaughter, Calliope Boutilier, …

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Spotlight on the Photographer

Robin Loznak offers his photographic artistry to my new book, A Place of Her Own: The Legacy of Oregon Pioneer Martha Poindexter Maupin. The book has two photo sections, one with old pictures, the other with modern pictures taken on the family farm by Robin. And a medallion on the cover shows his photo of …

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Countdown to Launch – Three Days

This is the place. The Elkton Community Education Center, better known as the ECEC. It’s on Highway 38 between Drain and Reedsport, just west of Elkton. I spent a couple of hours there this morning working with the writing team for the Fort Umpqua Days pageant, held every year on Labor Day Weekend. Took a …

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Countdown to Launch – Four Days

Ah! I think this must be panic day. It’s the day of realizing there are more things left to do than days in which to do them. I remember my writer friend Leslie Budewitz saying before the launch of her book last year that she didn’t know whether to be excited or terrified. I didn’t …

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Countdown to Launch – Five Days

At the Book Launch Party in Elkton, we’ll have background music provided by my grandson, Alex Loznak. Maybe not with the tux. And not with the grand piano. They’re so hard to carry. But he’ll be there with a keyboard to play a few tunes. This picture shows him at one of the Roseburg High …

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Countdown to Launch – Six Days

Fourteen Facebook friends and friends of friends are already scheduled to attend my book launch party June 1st at 1 o’clock at ECEC in Elkton, Oregon. And many more have told me they plan to come. The National Weather Service predicts the day will be mostly sunny with a high near 72. A lovely day …

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Countdown to Launch – One Week

One week until launch day for my new book, A Place of Her Own. We’ve had some great pre-launch excitement. Now counting down to the first book launch party with signing and reading, music and refreshments. It’s June 1, at 1:00 pm at the ECEC library in Elkton, Oregon. COMMENT

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Happy Discoveries

So, I was in Eugene yesterday putting up posters for my upcoming signing at Tsunami Books scheduled for the 21st of June. And I thought I would also stop in at a few other bookstores to tell them about my book, A Place of Her Own. I had sent postcards out to several stores, but …

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Book Appearing in Stores

Since my publisher released early copies of A Place of Her Own: The Legacy of Oregon Pioneer Martha Poindexter Maupin, my book has begun appearing in Oregon stores ranging from Portland to Roseburg. The picture shows the conspicuous placement at While Away Books in Roseburg, right in front of the door as you walk in. …

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