Here I am again with news to share! November has brought in fall weather and exciting anticipation of the upcoming holidays and time with family and friends! We are excited for you all and ourselves too! An early Happy Holidays greeting to you all... beginning with our special VETERANS DAY Holiday where we focus on expressing gratitude for all those who sacrificed much of their life, time, energy, family, health, and more to serve and protect our nation and people, etc.
This past Saturday, I had the opportunity to make my first November Local Author of the Month at the Mesa Libraries. I was there from 1:00 to 3:00 PM meeting and greeting library patrons, especially families, introducing them to my children's books and inviting them to participate in the children's activities I had going...first, to makea VETERANS DAY Gratitude Hat...and secondly, to enter the THANKFUL MERMAID or MERMAN Contest that is going on during the month of November! It was great to meet so many and see their joy in these activities and see their great love for reading books! Here's a couple of photos of the VETERANS DAY Gratitude Hats on their owners! I think they are awesome, don't you?
As for the THANKFUL MERMAID or MERMAN Contest going on this month...here are the details if your children ages 3 to 12 years old would like to enter:
1- On a blank piece of paper, your child draws himself or herself as a merman or a mermaid swimming in the ocean...
2- At the bottom of the paper (or at the top, if there's room), your child writes a sentence about what they'd be thankful for as a mermaid or merman, such as...
"As a mermaid, I would be thankful to swim all over the ocean and make friends with sea animals!" (See sample entry below)
3- Then submit your child's entry with the following information by scanning it all and emailing it to...
ENTRY INFO NEEDED:
Name of parent:
Parent's email address:
Child's first name:
4- All entries must be received by Friday night, November 27th at midnight! Winners will be selected on Saturday, November 28th and posted on Monday, November 30th on this website blog page, on our CILLYart4U website "Whazzup, CILLYart?" blog page and on our CILLYart4U facebook page.
There will be 2 first place and 2 second place winners selected and the winning catagories are:
YOUNG READERS: 3-7 yrs.
READERS: ages 8 – 12yrs.5- First place prize is a copy of TWIN TAILS of Mason Beach, Book 1 of the TWIN TAILS Series!
Second place prize is a copy of a TWIN TAILS Book Tote Bag!
These will be shipped to the winners. Other prizes may include a PDF file of the TWIN TAILS of Mason Beach Coloring Book or TWIN TAILS coloring pictures to print out for more coloring fun! These will be sent to the entry email of our winners! Every child that enters is a winner of at least coloring pictures! November is going fast so I hope to receive your entries soon!PLEASE NOTE: Contest entries can also be turned into me during my local author events at the Mesa Libraries from 1:00 to 3:00 PM on the dates and locations below...hope to seeyou there if you are in town!
3rd Saturday, Nov. 21 @ the Dobson Ranch Library - 2425 S Dobson RD, Mesa, AZ from 1:00 - 3:00 PM
4th Saturday, Nov. 28 @ the Red Mountain Library - 635 N Power RD, Mesa, AZ from 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Don't forget about our ongoing HOLIDAY MAGIC SALE through December 10th, which is 20% of all our books at our mkt.com/cillyart4u and etsy.com/shop/cillyart4ustore sites! These make great gifts for your family of readers, so don't delay ordering to get your books and coloring books by Christmas!
It isn't to late to sign up and request delivery of our CILLYart4U NEWS... monthly newsletter to be sent to your email for November! It has some brief news, updates, tips and thematic kiddie crafts for your family to enjoy! To sign up, just go over to our Contact CILLYart4U! page of our www.cillyart4u.wix.com/cillyart4u website today! See page one of this month's issue below:Until next blog post, dear readers and friends...have a meaningful VETERANS DAY tomorrow with your family and friends...and please don't forget to say thank you somehow to and for those who put their lives at risk for our freedom, protection and our homes and nation.
Happy reading, imagining and creating,
CILLYart @ CILLYart4U!